Neely Spence-Gracey

Neely Spence-Gracey

August 11, 2016

August 21: Stephen Sambu And Diane Nukuri Face Deep Field As They Try To Defend Their New Balance Falmouth Road Race Titles

Sambu faces US 10K Olympian Leonard Korir, World marathon silver medalist Yemane Tsegay, Sam Chelanga, Abdi Abdirahman and Aaron Braun. Nukuri is up against Betsy Saina, Kim Smith, Sara Hall, Neely Spence Gracey and Aliphine Tuliamuk-Bolton.
July 05, 2016

Gabriel Geay And Edna Kiplagat Win AJC Peachtree Road Race

*Tanzania's Gabriel Geay Wins AJC Peachtree 10K In 28:49 Abdi Abdirahman (29:24) and Jared Ward (29:29) were 4th and 5th. *Edna Kiplagat Wins Peachtree Road Race In 32:24  Neely Spence-Gracey (33:25) was the top American in 4th place. *Results
June 15, 2016

July 4th: Edna Kiplagat And Jared Ward Announced For 2016 Peachtree Road Race

Kiplagat will face Buzunesh Deba, Kim Smith and Neely Spence Gracey while the men's side will have a rematch between last year's top-2 in Ben Payne and Scott Overall.
April 18, 2016

Ethiopia's Atsede Baysa Storms from Behind to Win Boston Marathon in 2:29:19 After Leaders Blow It With a 5:00 16th Mile

A dramatic come from behind victory for Ethiopia's Atsede Baysa as Neely Spence Gracey was 9th.
April 13, 2016

2016 Boston Marathon Women's Preview: Which Woman Will Separate Herself In A Wide-Open Field?

Defending champ Caroline Rotich is back, and she'll battle a deep field that is devoid of any studs. Dubai champ Tirfi Tsegaye (LRC World #1 in '14), Amsterdam/Honolulu champ Joyce Chepkirui and Buzunesh Deba (who finished 2nd behind doper Rita Jeptoo in '14) plus several others will look to wrest the crown from Rotich. Neely Spence Gracey (debut) and Sarah Crouch are the lone U.S. pros.
March 01, 2016

Neely Spence Gracey Wins Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Half Marathon

Spency-Gracey ran 1:14:20 as part of her buildup for Boston. Poland's Emil Dobrowoiski took the men's race in 64:17.
February 26, 2016

March 20: Stephen Sambu (60:41) And Joyce Chepkirui (66:19) Join Ben True And Molly Huddle As Leaders Of 2016 NYC Half Marathon Elite Fields

Other top names include Wilson Chebet (59:15), Zane Robertson (59:47), Sam Chelanga and Diego Estrada for the men. Caroline Rotich (68:52), Buzunesh Deba (68:59) and Neely Spence Gracey for the women.
February 26, 2016

Neely Spence Gracey Leads Field For Sunday's Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans Half-Marathon

Spence-Gracey is using the race as part of her buildup as she prepares to make her marathon debut at Boston this spring.
February 09, 2016

Olympic Trials Week is Here!!!! Debates the Women’s Race

Last week LRC debated whether Galen Rupp was the favorite in the men’s race. Now we turn our attention to the women's side. Who's the favorite? Who gets top 3?
August 15, 2015

For Neely Spence Gracey, Falmouth Is Farm More Than Just A Race - It's Part of Her Family's History

Her dad Steve Spence, the World Championship marathon bronze medallist in 1991, raced it twice and was second in 1988.

August 13, 2015

RRW: Five Storylines For Sunday's New Balance Falmouth Road Race

Defending champion Stephen Sambu and 2-time winner Micah Kogo lead men's field that has Chris Derrick, Meb Keflezighi, Abdi Abdirahman, Sam Chelanga and Moses Kipsiro. The women are lead by Amy Cragg, Diane Nukuri, Sara Hall, Neely Spence Gracey and Alexi Pappas.

June 21, 2015

Kenyans Elisha Barno (2:10:36) And Jane Kibii (2:32:06) Win 2015 Grandma's Marathon

Barno won over last year's CR setter Dominic Ondoro (2:11:17) while Jordan Chipangama was 3rd (2:11:17). On the women's side USA's Lindsey Scherf was a close second in 2:32:19 while CR holder Sarah Kiptoo was 3rd (2:32:51). Shadrack Biwott won the men's half in 64:09 as the top three were only separated by a second. Neelly Spence Gracey won the women's race (1:11:25).
* Barno And Ondoro Are Training Partners Who Worked Together For Most Of The Race At mile 20 Ondoro said, "Don't wait for me. Just go."
*Star Tribune: Kenyans push each other to finish 1-2
*Star Tribune: Half-marathon goes to the wire for top 3 finishers Spence says she's ready to move up to the full marathon.
*A Lot More Coverage From Duluth News Tribune

February 22, 2015

Dathan Ritzenhein, Jen Rhines Pick up Wins and $8000 at Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon

1:03:16 for Ritz with a comfortable win over Abdi. 1:12:34 for a 4 second win by Rhines over Neely Spence Gracey. 

February 05, 2015

2015 USA XC Championships Women's Preview: With Big Names Absent, Title is There For The Taking

With Abbey D'Agostino out due to injury, the biggest name in the field is 2012 champ Sara HallKatie Mackey and Laura Thweatt, #3 and #4, respectively, on the U.S. list at 5,000 last year have good shots to make the team; U.S. Half Marathon Champs runner-up Brianne Nelson (70:16) will also run.