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Idaho Distance Project welcomes Grayson Murphy!

Grayson on her way to a women's first place finish at the Huntsville Half Marathon last weekend. (photo credit: @angie_nickerson 's dad)

Idaho Distance Project is proud to announce the addition of University of Utah's 5X All-American Grayson Murphy to its roster of elite athletes! Grayson is a Salt Lake City, Utah native, and currently resides in the picturesque community.

A soccer player in high school, Grayson first made the transition to competitive running in 2014 on the cross country team at Santa Clara, California. She then transferred the following year to the University of Utah to further pursue her running ambitions. While at the University of Utah she competed on the track in the 1500 meters, the 3,000 meter steeplechase, and the 5,000 meters, as well as cross country, garnering 5 All-American honors. She graduated in the top 10% of her class from the University of Utah in the spring of 2018 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering.

Grayson began her professional running career in 2018 in Flagstaff, Arizona with the NAZ Elite team. While she was extremely grateful for the opportunity they gave her, Grayson didn't feel it was a good fit for her at that point in her life. She wanted to pursue both road AND trail running. After some soul searching she followed her heart back to Utah. This past summer Grayson was in contact with Coach Kameron Ulmer and a partnership with the Idaho Distance Project was forged.

As a professional athlete Grayson is finding her form in new distances, competing on the track in the 10,000 meters, as well as taking her talents to the roads competing in the 15K, 10 mile, and half marathon. She is expanding her diverse running talents and is adventuring into the thinner air and elevations of mountain and trail racing. Check out the next blog entry to find where Grayson is headed next!

Welcome to the Idaho Distance Project, Grayson!

Nickname: Racin' Grayson

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