See how Diana Nyad’s 48-hour swim for Sandy victims is going (video)
The 64-year-old athlete is swimming for two days straight to raise money for Sandy-affected folks, and it’s happening right now in Herald Square.
Wed Oct 9 2013
In case you missed it, Diana Nyad is in the midst of swimming for 48 hours straight in NYC. This morning the 64-year-old athlete passed the halfway mark of her grueling endeavor, called the “Nyad Swim for Relief.” Her goal is to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Sandy and still struggling to recover from the devastating storm a year later. The funds are being accepted and distributed through disaster-relief foundation AmeriCares.
Check out the video embedded below for snippets of Nyad's continuous swim, which is happening in a 40-yard pop-up pool in Herald Square. Last month, she became the first person to make the 110-mile Havana-to–Key West swim without a protective shark cage.
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