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Swimmer Diana Nyad Completes Quest from Cuba to Key West, Florida

5 turned out to be the lucky number for swimmer Diana Nyad in her quest to navigate the waters between Cuba and Key West, Florida for the first time ever.
"You're never too old to chase your dreams."
5 turned out to be the lucky number for swimmer Diana Nyad in her quest to navigate the waters between Cuba and Key West, Florida for the first time ever.

Neither fatigue nor the jellyfish could stop her from accomplishing her dream as the 64 year old stepped onto the shores of Key West after swimming the 103 miles from Cuba to Florida. 

She was exhausted but in high spirits.

"We should never ever give up."

Witnesses to the big finale were in awe.

"it was pretty intense.  It was pretty hectic and she's in another world but it was amazing."

It was her 5th attempt at the feat, done without a protective cage or flippers.

She did have a 35 person crew to monitor progress and clear her path of jellyfish or other dangers.

She began her latest swim from Cuba on Saturday. Nyad had said this would be her final attempt to complete the swim which turned out to be the proverbial cherry on top.

"You're never too old to chase your dreams."

After making landfall, Nyad was taken away in an ambulance for observation.  She was still able to acknowledge fans well wishes.
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