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09/02/2013 02:17 pm ET

Obama Congratulates Diana Nyad On Historic Swim

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President Barack Obama tweeted his congratulations to Diana Nyad, who on Saturday became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage.

Nyad, 64, completed the 110-mile swim in about 53 hours. This was her fifth attempt at the swim -- she also tried three times in 2011 and 2012 and once in 1978.

Obama sent this tweet shortly after Nyad arrived in Florida:

Click here for more on Nyad's historic swim from HuffPost Sports.

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