Martina Navratilova has been released from hospital, she spent three days after her fluid-filled lungs forced her to abandon her attempt to climb Africa’s highest mountain.
The 54-year-old tennis great was carried down Mount Kilimanjaro on a stretcher Thursday night and Friday morning. Navratilova said she knew by Wednesday she wouldn’t be able to reach the summit of the 19,340-foot mountain in Tanzania.
“I didn’t feel badly, I just couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t get a full breath of air,” Navratilova said shortly her release from the Nairobi hospital, where she was treated for high-altitude pulmonary edema. “Nothing hurt, and for an athlete that’s weird. Nothing hurt but I (couldn’t) go on.”