Posted: Thursday October 10, 2013 12:26 AM

Nyad raises $72K with more laps to go in NYC swim

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NEW YORK (AP) - Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad (NY'-ad) is more than three-quarters of the way through her marathon Manhattan swim to benefit victims of Superstorm Sandy.

Nyad started the 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. Contributors make donations anytime during her swim.

Just after 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nyad had been in the pool for more than 39 hours and had raised more than $72,000.

Last month, the 64-year-old New York native became the first person confirmed to have swum from Havana to Key West, Fla., without a shark cage.

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