Personal Bests

800 – 2:13 (2010)

1500 – 4:23 (2011)

Mile – 4:38.5 (2014)

3,000 – 9:10 (Penn Relays Champ 2011)

5,000 – 15:25 (1st American at Mt. SAC 2015)

6k XC – 19:56 (Top non-African, Italy 2015)

8k – 25:22 (Richmond Champ and CR 2012)

10,000 – 32:16 (Zatopek 10k Champ 2012)

15k – 50:50 (3rd at 15k USA Champs 2015)

10mi – 53:03 (10mi USA Champs 2015)

20k – 1:08:02 (4th USA 20k Champs 2015)

13.1 – 1:09:58 (Philly RnR Half Marathon 2015)

26.2 – 2:34:55 (NYC Marathon, 2nd American 2016)

Learn more: Neely S Gracey’s Resume

“Get Running”,

Neely Spence Gracey

20 thoughts on “

  1. Valerie Kogut

    You are truly an inspiration! It is my privilege to work with you.. remember your words, “RUN HAPPY”!!!
    Take care, Val

  2. David Schein

    Really nice meeting and chatting with you at Lifetime today 🙂 Hope the knee is doing well….

    • Neely Post author

      Thank you David! Same goes to you, I really appreciate having support in the community and I thank you for reaching out. Hope to see you again!

  3. David Schein

    Hello Neely:) So nice bumping into you today. It has definitely been a while. I am glad to hear that you are doing well!! Keep up the good work and I will most assuredly be cheering you on in your next event!! Have an awesome weekend 🙂

  4. Scott boyer

    Neely, I ran with your Dad at Shippensburg. Great to see you following in his footsteps. Good luck and it appears the apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree. Tell Steve that Scott Boyer said hi.

  5. Don Barrington

    I would love to talk with you sometime about your battle with Lyme disease. I got diagnosed with it in the 90’s and have been afraid to train hard ever since. I spent 3 years on antibiotics. I still run, best 5k this year has been a 19:53, 56 years old. Now when I get pains I never know if it’s running or Lyme related.
    Good luck at Boston next week.

  6. Pam Knepper


    You’re awesome! Great job in Boston. I went to Millersville University in PA and LOVE seeing state school grads doing great things. Shippensburg sure must be proud you’re putting them on the map! Congratulations.

  7. Marty Cook

    So in awe of you in your first marathon, getting the top American! You’re SUCH an inspiration to me. I’ll be running my 8th Imogene Pass Run in September.

    • Neely Post author

      Marty, Thank you so very much for the kind words! I appreciate your support and I wish you the best in your upcoming marathon.

  8. Andreas Kadletz

    Neely, your achievements are great. Like your positive spirit: run happy. I push for riding the discomfort, and feel happy afterwards. Hope my daughters will be like you one day, enjoy a great run while it happens, if they choose to enjoy sports. Keep the spirit. Best, Andreas


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