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U.S. long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad swims on her way to Florida as she departs from Havana

U.S. long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad swims on her way to Florida as she departs from Havana August 31, 2013. REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa

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.