Diana Nyad Swims in New York for Hurricane Sandy Recovery
By eduardo On 8 Oct, 2013 At 12:43 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments

 

Diana Nyad, a 64-year-old woman who swam from Cuba to Florida is attempting to swim for 48 hours straight in a pool installed in a Manhattan intersection to benefit victims of Sandy

Just a month after recovering from relentless jellyfish stings and lacerations she suffered during her record-breaking Cuba to Florida swim, endurance athlete Diana Nyad is ready to make some more waves.

Nyad plans to take a 30-second break every 90 minutes to hydrate and eat. She won’t stop swimming though, just tread water in place. Without the breaks, and swimming at her regular pace, Nyad estimates she would cover around 98 miles during the 48-hour swim.

Diana, who was born in New York City, will be joined at various times by Olympic gold medalists Nastia Liukin and Ryan Lochte, also Michael Ian Black and Richard Simmons

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