Alina Dumitru

“Sport has educated me very well and has developed me both physically and mentally. I see life differently now. We, the athletes, are a little more open minded compared to those who have never played sports. It’s like we’re not afraid. We approach life differently. Sports made me stronger, more courageous … These are simple reasons for me to encourage both children and adults to move. And running is the simplest and most effective option.

The Bucharest Marathon has made running the sporting event of the city. So, come as runners or as supporters of your children & friends to join the start. Congratulations Valeria for doing this over 10 years.”


Alina Dumitru is Olympic champion in Judo at the 2008 Summer Olympics.