The ebullient Mr Johnson.

What is your name?

Hyrum Johnson.

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Who is your favourite musician?

Dizzy Gillespie.

What is your most marked characteristic?

Probably my red hair.

What talent would you like to have?

I wish I were better at sketching. I used to spend hours drawing when I was younger and can’t find the time these days.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Probably my finish at Utah State XC Championships. Maybe passing calculus; that’s up there too. 😂 More things to come, for sure.

Who are your heroes in history?

Steve Prefontaine is one of my favourite historical figures. I also have a huge amount of respect for inventors and scientists like Newton and Edison.

Who are your heroes in real life?

My dad is right up there, even though old he’s getting old and slow these days. 😂

What is your idea of happiness?

French toast after a hard long run.

Where would you most like to live?

I love living by the mountains. It would be awesome to live somewhere like the Tetons or the Uinta Mountains.

What profession would you like to attempt?

It would be awesome to be talented enough to play music professionally.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Probably my super spikes. 😂 Those things are the real deal, man. I can’t wait to get in some races this season to see how they really perform.

What is your most treasured possession?

My trumpet.

Why did you start running?

I started running seriously in the summer of 2017. My dad would always try and get me to go on runs with him when he could (with not much success). I have always loved racing; I remember I would get so excited to run the mile in gym class when I was in elementary school that I would nearly puke.

What does running mean to you now?

It’s a huge component of my everyday life. I feel like when I’m running I can get into a mindset where I feel like I can do anything.

What do you like about Stazza’s Stable?

Stazza’s Stable really gave me the proper coaching that I needed, but at the same time held me back to accomplish bigger things in the future. When I started running in high school, my team didn’t even have a coach. The Stable is the reason I am who I am as a runner today. I can’t say enough about The Stable; it’s been amazing for me.

What is your motto?

Don’t sacrifice the gift.