United States endurance swimmer Diana Nyad is greeted by a crowd as she walks on to the Key West, Fla., shore today.
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September 2, 2013 At 64, the long-distance swimmer becomes the first person to cross the Florida Straits without the aid of a protective shark cage. She swam for more than two days and traveled more than 100 miles.
Diana Nyad in the Florida Straits on Monday.
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August 21, 2012 The endurance athlete, who turns 63 on Wednesday, has been trying to become the first person to make the swim without the protection of a shark cage. This was her third recent attempt.
U.S. swimmer Diana Nyad gives a press conference to announce her swim from Cuba to Key West, Florida, in Havana, Cuba, on Friday.
September 25, 2011 The 62-year-old endurance swimmer gave up her attempt after more than 40 hours of swimming. The cause: Painful man o' war stings, which medics warned could be life-threatening.
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