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Colombian BMX Star Mariana Pajon Contemplates Retirement


Mariana Pajon with medals
Mariana Pajon with medals. Credit: marianapajon

Mariana Pajon, a renowned BMX athlete from Antioquia, Colombia, has announced her consideration to retire from competitive sports. In an interview on ‘Desnudate con Eva,’ hosted by Eva Rey, Pajon disclosed her plans to focus on her personal and family life.

Pajon, a celebrated figure in both Colombian and international BMX circuits, attributes her decision to a new personal chapter, including plans for motherhood with her husband and coach, Vincent Pelluard. “The only certain thing is that I will be a mom soon,” she stated.

This announcement signals the conclusion of Pajon’s illustrious sports career, marked by multiple Olympic medals and numerous titles, and her transition to a life beyond professional competition. Pajon’s legacy in BMX, particularly in Colombia, is notable, and her shift in focus is now garnering attention.

Pajon expressed gratitude for her career achievements and is poised to embark on her journey into motherhood. Her decision reflects a shift in priorities, emphasizing personal over professional commitments. The BMX community and her followers have shown understanding and support for her decision.

Mariana Pajon’s career in BMX, a sport requiring immense dedication, has been significant for Colombia. Her choice to prioritize her personal life marks a notable moment in her journey, as she steps away from the tracks to embrace new roles and experiences.

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