NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad ended her 48-hour swim benefiting Superstorm Sandy victims.
“It honestly was tougher than I ever imagined it to be,” the 64-year-old Nyad said as she emerged from the pool at 8:48 a.m. Thursday. “I thought compared to these long, ultra-swims in the ocean this would be somewhat easy and it was a bear.”READ MORE: With Injuries Piling Up Across New York City, Mayor De Blasio Is Considering Bicycles Being Required To Have License Plates
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Her words were drowned out by whooping, claps and cheers from spectators who gathered at the 40-yard pool set up in Herald Square.