Melissa Griffin

Hometown: Independence, MO

Current Residence: Lee’s Summit, MO
Occupation:  Director of training & internal communication at a financial services company
High School: Fort Osage High School
College: Baker University

Personal Bests:
Marathon – 3:52:47 – 2013 Kansas City Marathon
½ Marathon – 1:43:24.8 – 2016 Rock the Parkway
10K – 47:28 – 2012 Turkey Trails 10K
8K – 38:31 – 2015 Cliff Hanger
5K – 22:23. – 2016 Pink Laundry 5k

Bio/Current Running Goals:
I have been a runner since middle school. I had a few years of non-running when my children were very small, but started up again with my youngest son as my running buddy for many years. When he moved on to other activities, I decided it was time for a new challenge and signed up for a full marathon in 2012. I was hooked after that first marathon! To date I’ve run 5 marathons, and am registered for an additional 3 this year – one of which is Boston.