Adriana Nelson-Pirtea, 32 years old, hails from Bucharest, Romania and now resides in Ft. Collins with her husband Jeremy Nelson together they operate Running Bums
. She has a marathon PR of 2:28:52 which she ran in 2008 at the London Marathon.
In 2011 Adriana became a USA citizen and was cleared to compete for the USA in 2012. She competed at the Olympic Trials Marathon in January and was with the lead pack at mile 7 before dropping out of the race.
Adriana is sponsored by Asics and is one of the top female runners in the country.