Diana Nyad breaks records, swims from Cuba to Fla.
KEY WEST, Fla. -- Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad became the first person to swim from Cuba to Key West without a shark cage.
The 64-year-old completed the grueling 103-mile swim Monday afternoon on her fifth attempt.
In her past attempts, dehydration, exhaustion, or poisonous jellyfish stings forced her to quit.
This time, she overcame the obstacles by wearing a protective suit, a newly-created repellent cream, and a special facial mask.
"I have three messages. We should never ever give up. Two is you're never too old to chase your dreams. Three is it looks like it's a solitary sport, but it's a team," said Nyad.
A 35-member crew monitored her health and supplied her with food and water during the swim.