Fernanda Maciel sets record on Mt Kilimanjaro

Dream Wanderlust | Oct 10 , 2017

Brazilian ultra runner Fernanda Maciel sets a new record on African's highest mountain Mt. Kilimanjaro (5895m). She took 10 hours and 6 minutes to complete the 43 km trip from Umbwe gate to the summit and then down to the Mweka Gate.

The Brazilian ultra athlete crushed German runner Anne Marie Flammersfield's record by 2 hours 52 minutes. Maciel became the fastest woman in the world to do so.

In 2013, Killan Jornet took 7 hours and 14 minutes to complete the trip and till now he holds the record for the least time taken to complete the to and fro journey to Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Last year, Maciel completed the round trip to Mt. Aconcagua (6989m) in 22 hours 52 minutes. Kilimanjaro became the fifth piece of Maciel's "White flow" campaign. Maciel not only raised money through her campaign but also visited the orphanage and brought supplies. In 2012, Maciel ran the 534 mile Camino de Santiago de Compostela in 10 days.

She also ran the 100-mile Everest Trail Race in six days. She completed the most dangerous "favelas" (neighborhoods) from the town's lowest point to its highest to spread awareness about poverty in Brazil.

Photo Courtesy: Gabriel Tarso

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