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Nyad 1st to swim to Florida from Cuba without cage

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KEY WEST (WKOW) -- U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the help of a shark cage Monday.

Nyad arrived at the beach just before 1 p.m., about 53 hours after she began her swim in Havana on Saturday. She looked dazed and sunburned and her lips were swollen. 

She is being taken by ambulance to a hospital.

As she approached the beach, spectators surrounded her in the water, taking pictures and cheering her on. She told supporters they should never ever give up.


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