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Diana Nyad struggles to come ashore in Key West, Fla., on Monday after swimming from Cuba. Associated Press.

Swimming: Nyad completes historic swim from Cuba to Florida

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KEY WEST, Fla. — Looking dazed and sunburned, U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad walked ashore Monday, becoming the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the help of a shark cage.

The 64-year-old Nyad swam up to the beach just before 2 p.m. EDT, about 53 hours after starting her journey from Havana on Saturday. As she approached, spectators waded into waist-high water and surrounded her, taking pictures and cheering her on.

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