Nyad completes swim in Herald Square pool

Nyad completes swim in Herald Square pool

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Lead handler Bonnie Stoll greets Diana Nyad at the finish of her 48-hour continuous "Swim for Relief" to support Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for P&G/AP Images) Lead handler Bonnie Stoll greets Diana Nyad at the finish of her 48-hour continuous "Swim for Relief" to support Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for P&G/AP Images)
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Swimmer Diana Nyad has completed a 48-hour continuous swim in a 120-foot portable pool at Herald Square to raise money for Superstorm Sandy victims.

The Swim for Relief fundraiser began on Monday and ended Thursday morning.

"There are still thousands of people homeless. I'm going to swim for 48 hours remembering those people," said Nyad before she hopped into the pool.

According to the event website, Nyad had raised more than $103,000.

Last month, the 64-year-old completed a 110-mile swim last month from Havana, Cuba to Key West, Florida, on her fifth try.

For more information and to watch Nyad in action, visit CrowdRise.com/SwimForRelief

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