BMX rider who represented the United States at the 2012 Olympic Games. In 2009, she qualified for a Supercross main event, becoming the youngest rider to do so.
She started racing when she was six years old and had won world and national titles by the time she was 16.
She graduated from high school in 2011 and eschewed college to pursue her riding career.
She followed in the footsteps of her brother, who also rode BMX growing up.
Mariana Pajon won gold in women's BMX at the 2012 Games.