Athlete Bios

Julia Griffey

Women's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:30:35
Qualifying Race: California International Marathon 2022

Julia Griffey
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Chandler, AZ


St. Louis, MO

High School

Incarnate Word Academy

Current Affiliation



Deployment and Portfolio Management at Panera Bread LLC

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Previous Trials


Number of attempts to qualify



University of Southern Indiana

Career Highlights
University of Southern Indiana: GLVC 2010-2014 All-Conference Team for Soccer; 2012-2014 Soccer Team Captain; 2014 Cross Country All American; and 2015 Track Indoor 5k, Outdoor 5k, Outdoor 10k All American. Post-college: 2016 MO' Cowbell Marathon (St. Louis), Winner; 2019 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon (Minneapolis), Winner; 2020 US Olympic Team Trials (Atlanta), 10th place; 2022 California International Marathon (Sacramento), 10th place.
My mom and dad are my biggest fans and have quickly jumped into learning about the running world. My younger brother is dragged around to watch me race and always there to cheer me on. My In-laws: brother, 2 sisters, mother and father, are so great and a huge support in my running! My biggest support is my husband, Tyler. He picked up his life and moved across the country with me to pursuit a running dream in Arizona.
Interesting Story
My funny story is that I did not know what cross country or track was until I graduated with my undergrad degree in college. I played soccer for 4 years in college, so I was 22 before I had ever been to my first cross country or track meet.
Favorite Movie

She's The Man

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Favorite Post-race Indulgence

Nachos and Beer

Favorite Breakfast

Coffee... and anything Peanut Butter and Banana

Favorite Motivational Quote
“The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking.” - Mia Hamm
Favorite Running Memory
2020 US Olympic Team Trials is a favorite because I placed 10th, but also because it was the day my now-husband proposed to me at the finish with 50 of my friends and family members there to celebrate. Also a favorite was winning the Twin Cities race in 2019 because I ran step for step with my coach at the time. My coach was also a good friend and we had shared many miles together over the years, so for both of us to PR, me to win and him hugging me at the finish was a pretty great memory.