“Dear sports lovers, as a performance sportsman and as ambassador of Bucharest Marathon, I want to thank you for your choice! Thank you for taking care of your health and so we can inspire other people to join us! Sport means life, energy, joy and health! All this will make you a better, more competitive man and always willing to accept challenges! Choose to move, for a beautiful life!”
Ana Maria Brânză Popescu earned the silver medal in the individual épée event at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games and the gold medal in the 2013 European Fencing Championships. She won the women’s épée World Cup series three times (2007–08, 2008–09, and 2012–13), with thirteen World Cup titles to her name. With the Romanian team she was twice World champion (2010 and 2011) and six-times European champion (2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2014, and 2015).