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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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US swimmer less than two miles from Florida coast

US swimmer Diana Nyad is less than two miles from completing her journey from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage.

The red dot marks Diana Byad's current position off the coast of Florida. Credit: diananyad.com/Google Maps

Thousands of well-wishers are waiting on Smathers Beach in Key West, where she will complete her swim attempt.

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