Brazilian Fernanda Maciel Sets New Female Speed Record On Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania | Pixabay Image
Kilimanjaro, Tanzania | Pixabay Image

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania – On September 26, 2017 Brazilian ultra-runner Fernanda Maciel, 37, set a new female speed record on Kilimanjaro. Her round trip time on Kilimanjaro (5895 meters / 19341 feet) was just 10 hours and 6 minutes. Congrats!

Maciel left from the Umbwe Gate (1600 meters / 5249 feet), reached the summit (5895 meters / 19341 feet), and descended to the Mweka Gate (1640 meters / 5380 feet). Her time of 10 hours 6 minutes beat the old record of 12 hours 58 minutes set by Anne-Marie Flamersfield from 2015. Karl Egloff holds the men’s speed record on Kilimanjaro with a round trip time of of 6 hours 42 minutes set in 2014.

Kilimanjaro is one of the Seven Summits and one of the Volcanic Seven Summits. It is a dormant volcano that is located in Kilimanjaro National Park in Tanzania. Learn more about Kilimanjaro on

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