BBC News – Chloe McCardel ends Cuba-US swim after jellyfish sting

Swimming from Cuba to the US

I was gutted to see this swim come to an end so soon. It was an epic and brave attempt though.

A jellyfish sting has ended Australian endurance swimmer Chloe McCardel’s attempt to become the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a protective shark cage.

The “debilitating” sting forced her to abandon the 166km (103-mile) swim after 11 hours, her support team said.

It added that the athlete would need 24 hours to recuperate from the severe injury.

Ms McCardel earlier described the swim as “the hardest in the world today”.

She had hoped to complete the distance in about 60 hours.

via BBC News – Chloe McCardel ends Cuba-US swim after jellyfish sting.

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