Diana Nyad Completes Cuba-Key West Swim Without Shark Cage

Swimmer Diana Nyad converses with her crew less than two miles off Key West, Fla., Monday, Sept. 2, 2013. Nyad, 64, is poised to be the first swimmer to cross the Florida Straits from Cuba to the Florida Keys without the security of a shark cage.  (Photo by: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
Diana-Nyad-1---Andy-Newman Swimmer Diana Nyad converses with her crew less than two miles off Key West, Fla., Monday, Sept. 2, 2013. Nyad, 64, is poised to be the first swimmer to cross the Florida Straits from Cuba to the Florida Keys without the security of a shark cage. (Photo by: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
Diana Nyad, positioned about than two miles off Key West, Fla., Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, swims towards the completion of her 111-mile trek from Cuba to the Florida Keys. Nyad, 64, became the first swimmer to cross the Florida Straits without the security of a shark cage. (Photo By: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
Diana Nyad Diana Nyad, positioned about than two miles off Key West, Fla., Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, swims towards the completion of her 111-mile trek from Cuba to the Florida Keys. Nyad, 64, became the first swimmer to cross the Florida Straits without the security of a shark cage. (Photo By: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
Diana Nyad, positioned about than two miles off Key West, Fla., Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, is escorted by kayakers as she swims towards the completion of her 111-mile trek from Cuba to the Florida Keys. Nyad, 64, is poised to be the first swimmer to cross the Florida Straits without the security of a shark cage. (Photo by: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
Diana Nyad Diana Nyad, positioned about than two miles off Key West, Fla., Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, is escorted by kayakers as she swims towards the completion of her 111-mile trek from Cuba to the Florida Keys. Nyad, 64, is poised to be the first swimmer to cross the Florida Straits without the security of a shark cage. (Photo by: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
Diana Nyad, positioned about than two miles off Key West, Fla., Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, swims towards the completion of her 111-mile trek from Cuba to the Florida Keys. Nyad, 64, is poised to be the first swimmer to cross the Florida Straits without the security of a shark cage. The white underwater streamer, trailing from the support boat's boom, serves as a navigation aide for Nyad. (Photo by: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
Diana Nyad Diana Nyad, positioned about than two miles off Key West, Fla., Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, swims towards the completion of her 111-mile trek from Cuba to the Florida Keys. Nyad, 64, is poised to be the first swimmer to cross the Florida Straits without the security of a shark cage. The white underwater streamer, trailing from the support boat's boom, serves as a navigation aide for Nyad. (Photo by: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
Diana Nyad, positioned about than two miles off Key West, Fla., Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, swims towards the completion of her 111-mile trek from Cuba to the Florida Keys. Nyad, 64, is poised to be the first swimmer to cross the Florida Straits without the security of a shark cage.  (Photo by: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
Diana-Nyad-5 Diana Nyad, positioned about than two miles off Key West, Fla., Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, swims towards the completion of her 111-mile trek from Cuba to the Florida Keys. Nyad, 64, is poised to be the first swimmer to cross the Florida Straits without the security of a shark cage. (Photo by: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
US swimmer Diana Nyad waves before attempting to swim in a three-day non-stop journey from Havana to Florida at the Ernest Hemingway Nautical Club, in Havana on August 31, 2013. AFP PHOTO/YAMIL LAGE (Photo by: YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)
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US swimmer Diana Nyad waves before attempting to swim in a three-day non-stop journey from Havana to Florida at the Ernest Hemingway Nautical Club, in Havana on August 31, 2013. AFP PHOTO/YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)
US swimmer Diana Nyad waves before attempting to swim in a three-day non-stop journey from Havana to Florida at the Ernest Hemingway Nautical Club, in Havana on August 31, 2013. AFP PHOTO/YAMIL LAGE (Photo by: YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)
US swimmer Diana Nyad jumps into the water to try swimming in a three-day non-stop journey from Havana to Florida at the Ernest Hemingway Nautical Club, in Havana on August 31, 2013. AFP PHOTO/YAMIL LAGE (Photo by: YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)
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US swimmer Diana Nyad jumps into the water to try swimming in a three-day non-stop journey from Havana to Florida at the Ernest Hemingway Nautical Club, in Havana on August 31, 2013. AFP PHOTO/YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)
US swimmer Diana Nyad jumps into the water to try swimming in a three-day non-stop journey from Havana to Florida at the Ernest Hemingway Nautical Club, in Havana on August 31, 2013. AFP PHOTO/YAMIL LAGE (Photo by: YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)
US swimmer Diana Nyad gestures during a press conference held at the Ernest Hemingway Nautical Club in Havana on August 30, 2013. Diana plans to swim from Havana to Florida in a three-day non-stop attempt scheduled for tomorrow. AFP PHOTO/YAMIL LAGE (Photo by: YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)
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US swimmer Diana Nyad gestures during a press conference held at the Ernest Hemingway Nautical Club in Havana on August 30, 2013. Diana plans to swim from Havana to Florida in a three-day non-stop attempt scheduled for tomorrow. AFP PHOTO/YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)
US swimmer Diana Nyad gestures during a press conference held at the Ernest Hemingway Nautical Club in Havana on August 30, 2013. Diana plans to swim from Havana to Florida in a three-day non-stop attempt scheduled for tomorrow. AFP PHOTO/YAMIL LAGE (Photo by: YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)
Diana Nyad emerges from the Atlantic Ocean after completing a 111-mile swim from Cuba to Key West, Fla. Nyad, 64, is the first swimmer to cross the Florida Straits without the security of a shark cage. (Photo by: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
Diana-Nyad-6 Diana Nyad emerges from the Atlantic Ocean after completing a 111-mile swim from Cuba to Key West, Fla. Nyad, 64, is the first swimmer to cross the Florida Straits without the security of a shark cage. (Photo by: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
Diana Nyad receives medical treatment after completing a 111-mile swim from Cuba to Key West, Fla. Nyad, 64, is the first swimmer to cross the Florida Straits without the security of a shark cage. (Photo by: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
Diana-7 Diana Nyad receives medical treatment after completing a 111-mile swim from Cuba to Key West, Fla. Nyad, 64, is the first swimmer to cross the Florida Straits without the security of a shark cage. (Photo by: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
Diana Nyad, right, is supported by a longtime team member after completing a 111-mile swim from Cuba to Key West, Fla. Nyad, 64, is the first swimmer to cross the Florida Straits without the security of a shark cage. The swim took Nyad 52 hours and 54 minutes, according to a support team member. (Photo by: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
Diana-8 Diana Nyad, right, is supported by a longtime team member after completing a 111-mile swim from Cuba to Key West, Fla. Nyad, 64, is the first swimmer to cross the Florida Straits without the security of a shark cage. The swim took Nyad 52 hours and 54 minutes, according to a support team member. (Photo by: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
Diana Nyad, right, manages a smile for a young admirer while receiving medical treatment following a 111-mile swim from Cuba to Key West, Fla. Nyad, 64, is the first swimmer to cross the Florida Straits without the security of a shark cage. The swim took Nyad 52 hours and 54 minutes, according to a support team member.  (Photo by: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
Diana-9 Diana Nyad, right, manages a smile for a young admirer while receiving medical treatment following a 111-mile swim from Cuba to Key West, Fla. Nyad, 64, is the first swimmer to cross the Florida Straits without the security of a shark cage. The swim took Nyad 52 hours and 54 minutes, according to a support team member. (Photo by: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
Diana Nyad, right, manages a smile for a young admirer while receiving medical treatment following a 111-mile swim from Cuba to Key West, Fla. Nyad, 64, is the first swimmer to cross the Florida Straits without the security of a shark cage. The swim took Nyad 52 hours and 54 minutes, according to a support team member.  (Photo by: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
Diana-10 Diana Nyad, right, manages a smile for a young admirer while receiving medical treatment following a 111-mile swim from Cuba to Key West, Fla. Nyad, 64, is the first swimmer to cross the Florida Straits without the security of a shark cage. The swim took Nyad 52 hours and 54 minutes, according to a support team member. (Photo by: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
Diana Nyad, right, gestures a V for victory after completing a 111-mile swim from Cuba to Key West, Fla. Nyad, 64, is the first swimmer to cross the Florida Straits without the security of a shark cage. The swim took Nyad 52 hours and 54 minutes, according to a support team member.  (Photo by: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
Diana-11 Diana Nyad, right, gestures a V for victory after completing a 111-mile swim from Cuba to Key West, Fla. Nyad, 64, is the first swimmer to cross the Florida Straits without the security of a shark cage. The swim took Nyad 52 hours and 54 minutes, according to a support team member. (Photo by: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
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