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A 64-Year-Old Woman Became the First Person to Swim From Cuba to the U.S. Without a Shark Cage for Protection


Can your grandmother do this?  Because mine couldn't.  And I couldn't either.
 
64-year-old Diana Nyad is a grandma . . . and a world-class endurance swimmer.  And she spent most of Labor Day weekend SWIMMING.
 
Yesterday afternoon, Diana became the first person EVER to swim from Cuba to the U.S. without being protected by a shark cage.  
 
It took her 53 hours of NONSTOP SWIMMING to make it 110 miles from Havana, Cuba to Key West, Florida.
 
This is Diana's fifth try to make the swim.  Her first try was in 1978 . . . when she was 29 years old.  She took a few decades off, then tried three times in 2011 and 2012. 
 
She ended up having to cut her swims short before because of things like crazy currents, storms, and even too many JELLYFISH STINGS.
 
When Diana finally made it through the swim yesterday afternoon, she admitted she was dehydrated and, quote, "a little bit out of it" . . . and she was taken to the hospital to be checked out.
 
Before she went to the hospital, she said, quote, "We should never give up . . . [and] you're never too old to chase your dream."  
 
(USA Today)  
 

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