Twitter users post messages of support for Nyad

Twitter users have posted messages of support on the social networking site for US swimmer Diana Nyad.

Ms Nyad is closer than ever to becoming the first person to complete the journey from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage:

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Go @diananyad! Proves with perseverance and commitment, anything is possible, no matter the age. #xtremedream #cubatoflorida

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It's early; it's chilly; but I'm going for a river swim because I'm finishing with @diananyad!! #XtremeDream #FinishWithDiana

Read: Daring Cuba-Florida swim attempt

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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.