Diana Nyad launches live streamed Hurricane Sandy support swim in New York City

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Read for instance NYDailyNews.com and see SwimForRelief

The 64-year-old woman who swam from Cuba to Florida launched a 48-hour swim maration Tuesday in a Manhattan pool to benefit victims of Superstorm Sandy.

Wearing a pink swim cap, Diana Nyad dove into the 40-yard pool set up in Herald Square and began doing laps shortly before 9 a.m. Her aim is to raise money for people still struggling a year after Sandy.

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