Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad has become the first person to swim from Cuba to the US without a shark cage. After about 53 hours' non-stop swimming, the year-old American reached Key West, Florida, escorted by boats and her team of 35 people. Ms Nyad, who left a Havana yacht club early on Saturday, had vowed this would be her last attempt to cross the mile km wide Florida Straits.
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On September 2,year-old Diana Nyad becomes the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the use of a shark cage for protection.
Nyad completed the mile swim from Havana to Key West, through the jellyfish-and shark-infested waters of the Straits of Florida, in approximately 53 hours. Intwo years after graduating from Lake Forest College in Illinoisshe made headlines by swimming the 28 miles around the island of Manhattan in a little less than 8 hours.
Inshe attempted her first swim from Havana to Key West; however, dangerous swells and strong currents that pushed her off course forced her out of the water after about 42 hours. The following year, she set a record for swimming the miles from North Bimini, Bahamas, to Juno Beach, Florida, a feat she accomplished in Afterward, she retired from endurance swimming and worked as a journalist and motivational speaker.
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After three decades away from marathon swimming, Nyad decided to make another try at swimming from Cuba to Florida. She attempted the journey in Augustbut had to end it after about 28 hours in the water, due to an extended asthma attack.
Her third attempt, the following month, had to be aborted after about 41 hours due to venomous jellyfish stings. Nyad made a fourth bid in Augustbut once again was forced to stop before reaching Key West due to storms and jellyfish stings.
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Nyad began her fifth attempt at Cuba to Florida on the morning of August 31, Keeping on course by following a line dragged in the water by a support boat, she hummed her favorite songs in her head to help concentrate. For part of the journey, she wore a bodysuit, gloves, booties and a special mask to protect her from jellyfish.
However, the mask caused her to take in a lot of salt water, which made her vomit throughout much of the swim. Nonetheless, on September 2, after nearly 53 hours in the open water, the year-old successfully made it to Key West, where she staggered ashore onto Smathers Beach and was greeted by a crowd of supporters.
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