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Swimmer Diana Nyad ready for next challenge

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At 64 years old and after four attempts, Diana Nyad knew the odds were stacked against her. She would try again to successfully complete the swim from Havana, Cuba to Key West.

The fifth time was the charm for the determined swimmer.

Now, Nyad, who spent time growing up in New York City is gearing up for another major challenge. 

Nyad will attempt to complete a 48-hour continuous swim in a 120 foot portable pool at Herald Square to raise money for superstorm Sandy victims.

The event takes place Oct. 8-10.

For more information, visit CrowdRise.com/SwimForRelief

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