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September 3rd, 2013
05:51 AM ET

Fifth Try The Charm For Swimmer Diana Nyad

Five turns out to be a very lucky number for swimmer Diana Nyad.

The 64-year-old athlete navigated the waters between Havana, Cuba, and Key West, Florida, on Monday, after five tries over three decades. CNN's Karin Caifa reports.

Nyad started on Saturday and swam over 100 miles without a protective shark cage or flippers, though she battled jelly fish with a protective mask.

It reportedly took a team of 35 people to help monitor her progress and clear her path of danger.

After reaching Florida, Nyad was taken to the hospital for observation but not before she acknowledged her fans.

The dreamer said: "We should never ever give up, you never are too old to chase your dreams."

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