Grace Padilla

Grace Padilla has been featured in several NIKE and Target commercials and Ads. Grace has also been the Cover Girls for several running magazines and a book. When she isn’t running or modeling, she is teaching and coaching children. A proud mother of two wonderful children, Katherine and Christopher. Grace loves watching her children compete in Track, XC, and Basketball.

Fav quotes:
“Put Your Guts To It!” -Laszlo Tabori

“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.” -Wilma Rudolph

Running Career Highlights:
Former 3,000m Steeplechase American Record holder (World Record-Pre-recognition). USA Olympic Trials 1996 & 2016, Masters World Record 4x800 relay. USA Masters National Champion Cross Country 2016. National Masters champion in 1,500m, 2,000m Steeplechase, and 5,000m.

Personal Bests:
800m 2:11
1500m 4:19
Mile 4:41
2,000m Steeplechase 6:53.91
3,000m 9:48.13
3,000m Steeplechase 10:30.2
5km 16:29
10km 34:50
4x800m 9:18.33 Masters WR

Education:
East Los Angeles College
Adams State University
California State University, Los Angeles