Photo: Diana Nyad's record setting swim

Updated 4:29 PM ET, Tue September 3, 2013
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Diana Nyad became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a protective cage, reaching a Key West beach on Monday, September 2, nearly 53 hours after jumping into the ocean in Havana for her fifth try in 35 years. The 64-year-old endurance swimmer had a 35-person team to help clear her path of jellyfish and watch for sharks. From
Nyad speaks during a press conference in Havana, Cuba, on Friday, August 30. Ernesto Mastrascusa/LatinContent/Getty Images
Nyad jumps into the water to begin her fifth attempt at crossing the Straits of Florida on Saturday, August 31. YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images
Nyad waves after starting her journey without a shark protection device on August 31. ERNESTO MASTRASCUSA/EPA /LANDOV
Nyad is escorted by kayakers two miles off the coast of Key West, Florida, on Monday, September 2. Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/AP
Nyad talks with her crew on September 2. Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/AP
People cheer as they await Nyad in Key West on September 2. Andrew Innerarity/Reuters/Landov
Nyad completes her swim from Cuba as fans cheer. Andrew Innerarity/Reuters/Landov
Nyad and her trainer Bonnie Stoll hug as Nyad walks ashore on September 2. J Pat Carter/AP
Nyad takes a drink after completing her swim from Cuba. Andrew Innerarity/Reuters/Landov
The journey was more than 100 miles from Havana to Key West and took Nyad 52 hours and 54 minutes. Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/AP