Woman's record Florida swim

Veteran long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad, 64, has become the first person to complete the 110-mile journey from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. It was her fifth attempt on the record and spent over 50 hours in the water.

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Nyad few miles from completing Cuba-Florida swim

US veteran long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad is just a few miles away from becoming the first person to complete the 103-mile journey from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage.

US veteran long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad is closer than she has ever been to completing the swim. Credit: diananyad.com/Google Maps

Ms Nyad's navigator, John Bartlett, said she was at "a distance not ever having been close to achieved by any other human being before."

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