Author: Ollie Rooke

Meet the woman who ran up and down Kilimanjaro in 10 hours

Okay, to be exact, 10 hours and six minutes. But when we’re talking about a trip that usually takes hikers five or six days to complete, I think we can be forgiven for rounding down a tad.

Meet Fernanda Maciel, Brazilian ultra-runner and superhuman athlete who runs on some of the world’s tallest mountains for the sheer thrill of it.

Back in 2017, she conquered Africa’s tallest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895m), running up and down the peak in just over 10 hours, setting a new female speed record for the round trip and beating the previous time by almost three hours.

Luckily for us, a film crew was on-hand to capture her monumental effort. Check it out below, this is one film guaranteed to inspire your on your evening jog.



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