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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Final moments of Nyad's historic Cuba-Florida journey

Diana Nyad has become the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage on her fifth attempt.

Well-wishers clap as Diana Nyad swims through the crowds at Smathers Beach in Key West. Credit: REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity
Diana Nyad looks shaky as she makes it to the beach unaided. Credit: REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity
Diana Nyad collapses into her friend's arms as she completes her 110-mile journey. Credit: REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity

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