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 finishes Cuba-Florida swim without shark cage

US veteran long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad has become the first person to complete the gruelling journey from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage.

Well-wishers rush to cheer Diana Nyad as she completes her Cuba to Florida journey. Credit: NBC News

Ms Nyad has arrived at Smather's Beach in Key West, Florida after more than 50 hours in the water.

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