Record-breaker Nyad in midst of 48-hour NYC swim

Associated Press
Long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad, who recently completed a record-breaking swim from Cuba to Florida, completes a lap during a continuous 48-hour marathon swim event in New York's Herald Square called "Swim for Relief," which aims to raise funds and awareness for Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
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NEW YORK (AP) — The 64-year-old woman who swam from Havana to Key West has passed the halfway mark in her marathon Manhattan swim to benefit victims of Superstorm Sandy.

Diana Nyad (NY'-ad) started her 48-hour swim Tuesday morning in a 40-yard pool set up in Herald Square. Her aim is to raise money for people still struggling a year after Sandy.

As of 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nyad had been in the pool for more than 32 hours and had raised more than $65,500.

Last month, the native New Yorker became the first person confirmed to have swum from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage.

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