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Australian to swim Cuba-US without shark cage

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An Australian open-water distance swimmer who has made multiple crossings of the English Channel on Sunday announced an ambitious bid to swim solo from Cuba to the United States without a shark cage. 

This file illustration photo shows swimmers competing in an open water race, on August 31, 2006. An Australian open-water distance swimmer, Chloe McCardel, on Sunday announced an ambitious bid to swim solo from Cuba to the United States without a shark cage.

Chloe McCardel, 27, has twice won the Channel Swimming Association's Sotiraki Cup for the fastest swim by a woman across the strait between England and France -- in 2011 and 2012 -- and has also won the gruelling Manhattan Island Marathon.

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