US veteran long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad tried to smile for the cameras after completing her 110-mile journey from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage.
Ms Nyad, whose face was swollen, was placed on a stretcher and hydrated with an intravenous drip before being taken to hospital by ambulance.
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