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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)
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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(AP) The 64-year-old woman who swam from Havana to Miami is churning toward 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.


Just before 3 a.m. Wednesday, Nyad had been in the pool for more than 18 hours and had raised over $54,600.


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.


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