Diana Nyad Finishes NYC 48-Hour Sandy Recovery Swim, Raises $103K


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Spectators whooped and cheered as the 64-year-old woman who swam from Cuba to Florida finished her 48-hour swim in a pool installed in a Manhattan intersection to benefit victims of Sandy.

Wearing a pink swim cap, Diana Nyad dove into the 120-foot, two-lane pool set up in Herald Square and began doing laps shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday.

She came out of the pool at 8:48 a.m. Thursday after raising a little more than $103,000 for the AmeriCares nonprofit health and disaster organization, according to the event’s website.


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