Kiwi congratulated on Times Square Billboard for big ocean swim

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Kiwi Kimberley Chambers has been congratulated on a billboard in New York's Times Square for becoming the first woman to swim from the Farallon Islands to the Golden Gate Brdge.

The image appearing on the NASDAQ tower:

The 38-year-old took 17-hours to complete the 50km California ocean swim about a week ago.

Kim Chambers battled for more than 17 hours to become the first woman to swim from the Farallon Islands to San Francisco.
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It's not Chambers' first big ocean swim - she has previously swum the Cook Strait and the English Channel, as well as the North Channel between Ireland and Scotland.

Ms Chambers has been based in San Francisco for almost 20 years and took up swimming when she nearly lost her leg in an accident.

Ms Chambers has been living in the San Francisco area for almost 20 years.

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