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Record-breaking feat by US swimmer

Diana Nyad makes 110-mile Havana-Florida crossing in 53 hours, setting record for longest ocean swim without shark cage.

Last Modified: 03 Sep 2013 10:55
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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.

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