Nuța Olaru

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Nuţa Olaru at LA Marathon on May 25, 2009

Nuța Olaru (born August 28, 1970 in Orodel, Dolj) is a female long-distance runner originally from Romania, who became a naturalized United States citizen in November 2012. She specializes in the marathon race. She set her personal best (2:24:33) in the women's marathon in Chicago, IL on October 10, 2004.

She won the Big Sur Marathon in 2012, 2013 and 2014,[1] ran the 2013 Boston Marathon in 2:42:57 and the 2014 Boston Marathon in 2:37:29.

In April 2013, Olaru teamed up with the product development, ROLL Recovery, in Boulder, Colorado to help develop tools for runners .[2]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Romania
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 30th Marathon 2:47:12
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 34th Marathon 2:42:44
2000 Lille Half Marathon Lille, France 1st Half Marathon 1:11:08
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 15th Marathon 2:33:05
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany Marathon DNF
2003 World Championships Paris, France 11th Marathon 2:28:24
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 13th Marathon 2:34:45
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland Marathon DNF
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan Marathon DNF
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 60th Marathon 3:00:59


  1. ^ April 2012 AIMS Results. AIMS. Retrieved on 2012-05-03.
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