35 years after first trying, Diana Nyad completed the Cuba-Florida swim, braving treacherous currents. “Never, ever give up,” Nyad, 64, said after becoming the first person to swim from Havana to the southernmost point in the continental United States without the assistance of a protective shark cage.

“You’re never too old to chase your dreams,” she added. Nyad arrived on U.S. soil 53 hours after she slipped into the warm water at Havana’s Hemingway Marina on Saturday, roughly 110 miles south of the beach where her arrival was greeted with celebration. She set a record for the longest ocean swim without a shark cage or flippers, according to her crew.

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