2 September 2013 Last updated at 14:07 ET
US swimmer Diana Nyad, 64, makes historic Cuba-Florida crossing
EDIT:Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad has become the first person to swim from Cuba to the US without a shark cage.
After about 53 hours' non-stop swimming, the 64-year-old American reached Key West, Florida, escorted by boats and her team of 35 people.
Ms Nyad, who left a Havana yacht club early on Saturday, had vowed this would be her final attempt to cross the 103-mile (166-km) wide Florida Straits.
Her four other tries - one in 1978, two in 2011 and one in 2012 - failed.
Ms Nyad walked out of the water on to the beach at just before 14:00 local time (18:00 GMT) on Monday.
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As she walked onto Smathers Beach in Key West, supported by assistants and looking dazed and unsteady, she raised a finger and said:
"I have three messages. One is you should never never give up. Two is you are never too old to chase your dreams. And three is it looks like a solitary sport but it takes a team."