SL Benfica athlete Vanessa Fernandes finished 7th in the Valencia Marathon with 2:31:26 hours, qualifying standard for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. Congratulations!
Vanessa de Sousa Fernandes, OM, GCIH, (Portuguese pronunciation: [vɐˈnɛsɐ fɨɾˈnɐ̃dɨʃ]; born 14 September 1985) is a Portuguese athlete who is a former triathlon European and world champion, and a Olympic silver medalist. In duathlon, she was also European and world champion.
Fernandes won the European Triathlon Championships five consecutive years (5 elite and 3 under-23 titles), beginning in 2004, and on 1 September 2007, she became world champion for the first time, in Hamburg, Germany, managing to grab the only title (apart from the Olympic sceptre) missing from her career. She competes for S.L. Benfica since 2005