Diana Nyad's 48-Hour Charity Swim 'Was a Bear'

The long-distance swimmer talks about the differences between swimming in a pool and the ocean.
1:49 | 10/10/13

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This happened just moments ago, after 48 hours in the pool. Diana nyad. Came out of the pool. To benefit those affected by superstorm sandy. Raising over $100,000. You can go on line to our website. And you, too, can be a part of this moment. You see that, diana? You're okay. Look at your hands. Oh, my goodness. Yeah. That didn't happen when you were in the ocean. I was so surprised. I've never been this long in a pool. Only 24 hours. I thought for sure. For every reason you can think on the scale, that the ocean would be much harder. This one was a bear. If you could have seen me 3:00, 4:00 this morning, I was talking about trying to find a way -- it was just a thin line that I made it to the end. You said, what we saw five weeks ago, cuba to key west, that was for you. This was for those all those affected by the superstorm sandy. It was. And you know, rather than making some big athletic record, my shoulders are bleeding, I'm feeli feeling gnashous. All of the workers and doctors. Every person who got in the pool. And we were in there for 48 hours. And it was not one moment I was alone. I went over and hugged every one of them. And heard a little of their story. It was really. And it was a huge event. It was wonderfully successful. We're glad to hear you're

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