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 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 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nyad had been in the pool for more than 24 hours and had raised more than $56,500.
Last month, the native New Yorker became the first person confirmed to have swum from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage.
She told The Associated Press on Monday that one of her swimming companions in Manhattan will be a dog named Roscoe that survived Sandy's floodwaters.