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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.

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Obama congratulates Nyad on her historic swim

US President Barack Obama has congratulated swimmer Diana Nyad after she became the first person to complete the journey from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage.

He wrote on Twitter:

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