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In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau Diana Nyad emerges from the Atlantic Ocean after completing a 111-mile swim from Cuba to Key West, Fla. Nyad, 64, is the first swimmer to cross the Florida Straits without the security of a shark cage. (AP Photo/Florida Keys Bureau, Andy Newman)

PHOTOS: Nyad makes 1st Cuba-Fla. swim without a shark cage

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Defeated before in bids to swim from Cuba to Florida, Diana Nyad would cry and rage through swollen lips and welts at the jellyfish tentacles that had repeatedly lashed her […]

09/03/2013

In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Diana Nyad, positioned about two miles off Key West, Fla., Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, is escorted by kayakers as she swims towards the completion of her approximately 110-mile trek from Cuba to the Florida Keys. (AP Photo/Florida Keys News Bureau, Andy Newman)

Nyad 1st to swim to Florida from Cuba without cage

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Looking dazed and sunburned, U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad walked on to the Key West shore Monday, becoming the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the help […]

09/02/2013

U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad, 64, on her swim to Florida from the waters off Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)

US swimmer near end of Cuba to Florida attempt

KEY WEST, Florida (AP) — With her lips and tongue swollen, U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad edged closer to Florida on Monday in her attempt to become the first person to swim the treacherous waters […]

09/02/2013

Australian swimmer Chloe McCardel (AP Photo)

Australian abruptly ends Cuba-Fla. swim attempt

HAVANA (AP) — Australian endurance swimmer Chloe McCardel ended her attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida after 11 hours in the water when she was stung by a jellyfish Wednesday night. It was the […]

06/12/2013

Storms, stings push Nyad to end Cuba-to-Fla. swim

(AP) – Diana Nyad ended her fourth attempt in nearly 35 years to swim across the Straits of Florida on Tuesday, her dream of setting a record thwarted by storms, jellyfish stings, shark threats, hypothermia […]

08/21/2012

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