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Diana Nyad completes swim from Cuba to Florida without shark cage on fifth attempt

Long-distance swimmer completes 110-mile journey through treacherous waters on fifth attempt On her fifth attempt spanning 35 years and involving many agonising interactions with jellyfish, the long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad finally achieved her lifetime ambition to enter the record books as the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida…

American swimmer launches final attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida

U.S. swimmer Diana Nyad set off from Cuba Saturday in her fifth and final bid to become the first person to reach Florida without the protection of a shark cage. “Thanks, my Cuban friends,” the 64-year-old said in Spanish before she jumped into the water at the Hemingway International Yacht…