Cuba-Florida swim completed in less than 53 hours

US veteran long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad swam approximately 110 miles from Cuba to Florida in 52 hours, 54 minutes and 18.6 seconds, her support team announced.

They wrote on her Twitter account:

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In 52 hrs, 54 mins & 18.6 sec, #TheOtherShore is hers, is ours, is yours to share on this historic day. http://t.co/IzKSkLoUzY #XtremeDream

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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.