DEE DEE GRAFIUS
Events: Ultramarathons and under
PRs: 400 meter: 57.9 (40-49); 800 meter: 2:18 (40-49); 1500 meter: 4:48 (40-49); Mile: 5:14 (40-49); 5 km: 18:23 (40-49); 10 km: 39:28 (40-49); Marathon: 3:12 (40-49); 50 Mile: 8:07 (50-59)
Current Residence: Independence, CA
College: Modesto Junior College 1991
Club: Eastern Sierra Trail Runners
Dee Dee has been running competitively 27 years. She recently met a longtime goal to compete and place in the top three in every event from 100 meters to 100 km.
In their own words...
Running achievement I am most proud of: I am most proud of my 57.9 400 meter in New York after 5 years of training and running a 50 km 50-54 AR and the year before running a 800 meter AR in Stanford, CA.
Why I run: I enjoy the solitude of ultra running and being on the trails. In track I only wanted to get off the track and get on the trails.
Future Goals: To be healthy in my senior years so I can continue to run in the backcountry.
Favorite quote: It doesn't matter what lies behind, it doesn't matter what lies ahead, what matters is what lies within.