Brooks pro runner Marta Pen Freitas Pires runs hard to the finish line at an indoor track meet.

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Marta Pen Freitas Pires

A six-time Portuguese National Champion and 2016 Rio Olympian, Marta is one of the most successful Portuguese female athletes all-time. After attending college in the USA, Marta seamlessly made the transition to life as a pro runner and has her eye on representing Portugal at the Olympics for the second time.

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Body : A six-time Portuguese National Champion and 2016 Rio Olympian, Marta is one of the most successful Portuguese female athletes all-time. After attending college in the USA, Marta seamlessly made the transition to life as a pro runner and has her eye on representing Portugal at the Olympics for the second time.
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  • I remind myself of all the good work I've done. That helps me feel confident.


  • In 2015 I had the European Team cup 5 days after having surgery on my left wrist. I realized I had to ask one of my competitors to help me to put my spikes on, because I couldn't do it with just my right hand.


  • My perfect run would be close to the ocean, on a trail with my teammates. That means that my perfect run can happen whenever my teammates come to Portugal!


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“Running changed my life. It allowed me to see the world and meet some of my best friends. It also made me cross the ocean to pursue a degree, then four years later cross the entire country to embrace a professional career.”

Marta Pen Freitas Pires

In her own words

From her hometown in Portugal to training in Seattle, Marta’s social media offers a glimpse of how training, racing, and traveling fit into her life as a pro runner.

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Body : From her hometown in Portugal to training in Seattle, Marta’s social media offers a glimpse of how training, racing, and traveling fit into her life as a pro runner.
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