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Diana Nyad's swim from Cuba

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Diana Nyad speaks to reporters before jumping into Cuban waters in Havana on Aug. 7, 2011. In 1979, Nyad swam from Bimini to Florida in two days, setting an unbroken distance record for nonstop swimming without a wetsuit. She has broken numerous world records, including circling Manhattan Island in 1975 in 7 hours and 57 minutes. She first attempted the Cuba-Florida swim in 1978.

PHOTO: Franklin Reyes/AP

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