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Diana Nyad Makes Another Attempt To Swim The Florida Straits Without Shark Cage

KEY WEST, FL - AUGUST 21: In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, endurance swimmer Diana Nyad waves to her team after swimming a short distance from a support boat to shore August 21, 2012 in Key West, Florida. Nyad failed in a fourth attempt to complete a swim across the Florida Straits from Cuba to the Florida Keys. (Photo by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau via Getty Images)

Diana Nyad swims from Cuba to Florida

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.