The support team for US veteran long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad said they are posting Twitter updates "through tears and giddy smiles" as she nears the end of her epic Cuba to Florida journey:
Confession: We're posting through tears & giddy smiles & exhausted eyes after tens of thousands of page refreshes & no sleep. #XtremeDream
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