Since I left crawling behind
Years with Runner’s Corner:
More than you! (Unless “you” are Hawk, in which case it’s pretty close!)
Pre-HS: 3:08 Marathon at age 10, 2:57 Marathon at age 11 (National Best), 2:45 Marathon at age 12 (World Best).
Utah Cross Country State Champion in 1998 and 1999
-3rd at Footlocker Western States Championships
-10th at Footlocker National Championships with a time that broke the old national record – too bad 9 other guys did as well that day! (Dathan Ritzenhein, Alan Webb, Ian Dobson, Josh Rohatinski, etc.)
-Great Southwest 2 mile champion (9:09) just a few weeks after being trampled and receiving several punctures and stitched up lacerations
Collegiate: -7th at the Mountain West Conference Championships (1st team All-Conference) as a Freshman at BYU (Provo)
-Set the 8k and 10k school records at BYU Hawaii
-Went undefeated at collegiate distance races his senior season until his final race of the year
-2007 PacWest Conference Cross Country Champion
-Ran the 17th fastest collegiate 10k time in the country at DII Western Regionals (at altitude!)
-2007 BYU Hawaii Athlete of the Year, Scholar Athlete of the Year, Runner of the Year, PacWest Conference Runner of the year, NCAA Academic All-American.
Post-Collegiate: Won his debut Ultra, the Alpine to Slickrock 50 Miler (MAS 50) in convincing fashion.
Personal Profile: Golden’s expertise lies in handling running injuries, complicated shoe situations and trail running. He attended Orem High School. He has two fast parents and 3 fast little sisters and couldn’t ask for better. They’re all wonderful. His interests include playing the guitar and writing songs, photography, fastpacking/backpacking, showshoeing, trail running, surfing, going to concerts and recording them, cooking, camping, and going to as many mountain tops and beautiful, breathtaking places as possible. Relationship Status: Not taken—Free as a bird! His favorite book is The Other Side of Heaven. His favorite magazine is Trail Runner. He’s currently doing some trail/mountain racing and just finished up running cross country for BYU-Hawaii after transferring from BYU-Provo.
Current Favorite Road Shoe: Altra Zero Drop Provision prototype
Current Favorite Trail Shoe: Altra Zero Drop Lone Peak