Diana Nyad is flanked by kayakers about two miles off Key West, Fla. Spectators wade into waist-high water, taking pictures and cheering her on. The 64-year-old endurance swimmer, looking dazed and sunburned, greets the crowd after walking ashore on Monday.
On her fifth try, Nyad became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the help of a shark cage. She swam up to the beach just before 2 p.m. EDT, about 53 hours after starting her journey from Havana on Saturday.
Here’s a gallery of images from her swim.
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