Diana Nyad was received in Key West with open arms after the swimmer finished a 111-mile swim from Cuba’s shore to the state of Florida coast. Nyad had four previous failing attempts at swimming the same route due to jellyfish stings, lightning storms, and asthma complications.

Her dedication and perseverance made her fifth attempt successful even without the protection of a shark cage.

Watch this inspiring video that captured the moment in which Nyad reached the Florida coast after her swim!