Diana Nyad achieves her dream! 53 hour, 100 mile swim from Cuba to Key West

Diana Nyad achieves her dream!  53 hour, 100 mile swim from Cuba to Key West
Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad, right, and her trainer, Bonnie Stoll hug after Nyad walks ashore Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 in Key West, Fla. after swimming from Cuba. Nyad became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the help of a shark cage. She arrived at the beach just before 2 p.m. EDT, about 53 hours after she began her swim in Havana on Saturday. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

It may go down as one of the most incredible achievements in athletic history. 64-year-old endurance swimmer Diana Nyad crossed the Strait of Florida after several previous attempts failed. She’s the first person—man or woman—to make that arduous swim in open water. John and listeners react to this astonishing achievement and we hear from Nyad herself in the moments after she finally reached shore in Key West, Florida.