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U.S. long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad walks to dry sand, completing her swim from Cuba as she arrives in Key West

U.S. long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad , 64, walks to dry sand, completing her swim from Cuba as she arrives in Key West, Florida, September 2, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity

Diana Nyad's incredible swim from Cuba to Florida

September 3, 2013

On her fifth try, Diana Nyad

became the first person to swims

from Cuba to Florida without the protection of a shark cage. She reached

the Key West shore on Monday, Sept. 2, about 53 hours after she began

her swim from Havana.