Fernanda Keller facts for kids
|Nickname(s)||Queen of Brazil|
|Born||4 October 1963
|Height||1.67 m (5 ft 51⁄2 in)|
|Weight||56 kilograms (123 lb)|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||9:24:30 (1999)|
She is the only female athlete in the world to have taken part in 23 consecutive years and to have achieved 14 top-ten finishes in this race. She finished the Ironman Triathlon World Championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii in third place in 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000. She won Ironman Brazil three times (2000, 2004 and 2008) and was four times runner-up.
Her first triathlon was 1983 in Rio de Janeiro during her time at the university. Thirty years later, just a few days after her 50th birthday in 2013, she participated in Ironman Hawaii for the 24th time; completing it in 11:03 hours and placing sixth out of 55 women in her age group.
Her Instituto Fernanda Keller, a social institution for 700 adolescents from 7 up to 18 years, has been in business since she founded it in September 1998. In 2012 she launched a collection of fitness and casual apparel.
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