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Nyad completes history-making swim

Originally Published: September 3, 2013
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Diana Nyad isn't your average 64-year-old. Heck, she isn't your average anything. Nyad made history as the first person, male or female, to swim from Havana, Cuba, to Key West, Fla., without the use of a shark cage -- a journey that covered over 100 miles of sea and which she stopped only for nourishment, never leaving the water. This wasn't the first time Nyad has swum up on the shores of Florida after a 100-plus mile trip. She did so in 1979, swimming from North Bimini, Bahamas, to Juno Beach, ...

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