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Marta Freitas is Bound for the Olympics

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The distance running senior for Mississippi State from Lisbon, Portugal will be representing Portugal in Rio this summer.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Mississippi State’s Marta Freitas is headed down to Rio de Janeiro to represent Portugal in the Olympic Games this summer.

Freitas claimed both the SEC and the NCAA Outdoor Champion for the 1500 meter race this year, and has had a career in which she claimed the 2016 SEC Indoor Mile Run champion title along with regularly competing in SEC and NCAA championships.

Marta is one of the over 10,000 athletes expected to compete in Rio this summer. The opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics will start this coming August 5th.

Good luck in Rio Marta! Mississippi State is behind you in your endeavors!