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64-Year-Old Diana Nyad Completes 110-Mile Swim From Cuba To Florida

Fifth time's the charm! Nyad becomes the first person to complete the non-stop swim without a shark cage.

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Large crowds gathered in Key West to greet her.

Hundreds waiting to greet @diananyad right now #xtremedream @nbc6

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Hundreds waiting to greet @diananyad right now #xtremedream @nbc6

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And she made it!

She is here! @diananyad #xtremedream come true @nbc6

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She is here! @diananyad #xtremedream come true @nbc6

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As she was being taken away on a stretcher, her face sunburned and her lips swollen from a protective mask, Nyad was heard to tell supporters, "Never, ever give up."

Nyad now being hauled off on a stretcher #xtremedream @nbc6

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Nyad now being hauled off on a stretcher #xtremedream @nbc6

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