Latest News Wires Diana Nyad nears the end of her Cuba-to-Florida endurance swim

Diana Nyad has made it farther than in any of her previous four tries. If she succeeds, Nyad will be the first person to swim the 112-mile distance without a shark cage.

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With her lips and tongue swollen, US endurance swimmer Diana Nyad edged closer to Florida on Monday in her attempt to become the first person to swim the treacherous waters from Cuba to Key West without a shark cage.