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Diana Nyad's swim from Cuba

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Diana Nyad meets with reporters before her attempt to swim to Florida from Havana on Aug. 7, 2011. The same swim was completed by Australian Susan Maroney in a shark cage in May 1997, but Ms. Nyad swam without the cage, protected by a surrounding electrical field and by divers watching for sharks.

PHOTO: Desmond Boylan/Reuters

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