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Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad moves from Cuba toward Florida (with CBS News video)

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HAVANA -- Open-water swimmer Diana Nyad pushed through dark waters early Monday as she tried to complete a record 103-mile (166-kilometer), unassisted swim without the aid of a shark cage.

Her team had been trying to find a path through a storm that was nearly stationary over the 62-year-old Los Angeles woman. But they said Nyad was safe and feeling strong as she swims.

Her team was hoping she could capitalize on a great day of swimming Sunday.

"Today was an awesome day," Mark Sollinger, her operations chief, said in blog posting Sunday night.

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