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Neely Spence Gracey

Neely Spence Gracey is the top American female finisher at Boston Marathon 2016 and 2nd American Woman, Top10, 8th place finish at the NYC Marathon! She also won the women's half marathon in 1:12:39 at Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon 2017.

Neely endorses LaceLocker®. "As soon as I started running with LaceLockers®, I was committed. They are simply genius and a product with which I am proud to be involved."

Neely was LaceLocker® product spokesperson thru
January 2019.


LaceLocker® congratulates runner Neely Spence Gracey! Neely was the second American female finisher (8th place finish) at NYC Marathon on November 2016 with a PR of 2:34:55! And she was the top American female finisher, placing 9th with a time of 2:35, at Boston Marathon 2016 on April 18th. This was her marathon debut!


Neely Spence Gracey
Bronze Shoe Award

In partnership with LaceLocker®, The Bronze Shoe Award will be given annually to a runner who exemplifies the principles that are espoused by Neely Spence Gracey. "The vulnerable moment when we share a goal, the grit and grime we endure to train for it, the perseverance when things don't go according to plan, the hours we push through when we don't want to, and the sweet victory when we conquer the mountain, smile at the peak, and the mind starts planning the next one!" Gracey states as her driving principles. Any runner can be nominated for this award.

Submit a brief and compelling one page story for the runner that includes:

• Name, Age
• Mailing AND e-mail addresses of the nominee
• Exhibits strong commitment to the sport of running
• Trains and races free from performance enhancing substances
• Articulation of the compelling running story and life experiences of the nominee that exemplify Neelys' running principles.

Elite long distance runner Neely Spence Gracey continues to shine as one of the nation's top marathon and half-marathon finishers. Now she wants to create further impact with The Neely Spence Gracey Bronze Shoe Award.

Congrats to Kelsey Gabriel, who received the 2017 LaceLocker® Bronze Shoe Award!

Nominations should be submitted to:
*DEADLINE DATE for Submission of Nominations was 11:59 pm April 7, 2017. Winners will be announced soon!
*Recipient will be selected by Neely Spence Gracey and announced sometime in late May, 2017.


View the video to hear why Neely loves her LaceLockers®. You can follow Neely's racing schedule, learn about her training routine, and view photos of her travels around the U.S. and the world, by visiting her website,

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