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Neely Gracey

Born Chambersburg, PA, Neely attended Shippensburg High School prior to fulfilling her longtime dream of running for Shippensburg University, where she earned a degree in Human Communication Studies with a minor in Coaching. While competing for the Raiders, Neely was an eight-time National Champion and took three DII records. Among her professional career highlights to date, Neely was the top American to finish at the 2013 World Cross Country Championships in Poland. Neely is chasing her Olympic dream and hopes…

About Neely

  • Coach: Steve Magness
  • Agent: Mark Wetmore
  • Training group: Boulder County
  • Training hurdles: Chronic Lyme Disease
  • Special skills: Child Leadership, Coaching, Personal Training, and Public Speaking
  • Favorite foods: Pizza, salads with protein, ice cream, and chocolate of course!
  • Hobbies: Coaching, cooking, gardening, crafts, and using power tools!
  • Favorite TV show: The Office, Parenthood, Modern Family, HGTV, House of Cards, The Goldbergs
  • Favorite movie: PS I Love You, The Twlight series, Pitch Perfect 1&2
  • Favorite place to compete: Bolder Boulder! The crowd is amazing.
  • Favorite holiday: Fourth of July!
  • Warm up song: Country
  • After competition indulgence: Oreo flurries
  • Highschool PR: 61, 2:15, 4:44, 10:20, 17:17
  • Training partner: Boulder County runners
  • Spouse: Dillon Gracey
  • Children: Not yet!

Neely did not get her period for 4 years and struggled to find anyone who understood the female athlete. She was encouraged and supported by many top pros and continued to seek an answer. She saw an endocrinologist and 2 months later, she got it, and wishes there was more info on this topic.

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