An American woman has finally fulfilled her life-time ambition: 64-year-old Diana Nyad has become the first person to swim from Havana, Cuba, to the US state of Florida without the protection of a shark cage.

"I have three messages. One is: We should never, ever give up. Two is: You are never too old to chase your dream. Three is: it looks like a solitary sport, but it is a team,'' Nyad said after completing the approximately 110-mile swim.

Al Jazeera's Andy Gallacher reports from Miami, Florida.

Source: Al Jazeera