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Swimmer Diane Nyad completes historic swim from Cuba to Florida

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Sep 02, 2013 | 2:49pm EDT

Endurance swimmer Diane Nyad has completed her record-breaking trek from Cuba to Florida. The 64 year old set off on her fifth attempt to swim to Key West on Saturday (31Aug13) and she finished the huge feat on Monday (02Sep13), just before 2pm local time. She took on the 100-mile (160.9 kilometer) swimming marathon without the aid of a body suit, flippers or a shark cage. Her past attempts were thwarted by bad weather and a jellyfish attack.

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