KEY WEST, Fla. — A Florida woman has completed the more than 100-mile crossing from Cuba to the Florida Keys on a standup paddleboard.

Victoria Burgess arrived in Key West on Wednesday, paddling across the Florida Straits in just under 28 hours.

Jeff Keine supports the legs of Victoria Burgess after she completed a standup paddleboard crossing of the Florida Strait, from Cuba to Key West, Wednesday,

Burgess is believed to be the first woman to make the trip from Cuba to the Keys on a standup paddleboard. The 34-year-old said that she wanted to set a record and serve to inspire others to accomplish their goals. She says she hopes to have the feat sanctioned by Guinness World Records.

Burgess is a Pompano Beach fire inspector, previously having served as a firefighter and paramedic.

Before starting her voyage, Victoria Burgess talks about what motivates her:

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