PRs: 10K: 28:29 (2002); half-marathon:1:04:20 (2001); Marathon: 2:16:57 (2005)
Born: April 20, 1976 - Chetek, Minn.
Current Residence: Rochester Hills, Mich.
High School: Thorp High School
College: University of Minnesota
Coach: Kevin Hanson
Club: Hansons-Brooks Distance Project
Career Highlights: 2001 USA 25 km Champion, 2003 USA 10 km runner-up
A late addition to the U.S. marathon squad, Johnson finished 59th in that event at the 2005 World Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Helsinki, Finland. A relative marathon novice, who has shown promise at the distance, Johnson had a difficult debut at the distance at the 2003 ING New York City Marathon. After only two marathons he lowered his personal best to 2:16:57 at the 2005 Phoenix Rock n Roll Marathon. Johnsons credentials also include a win at the 2001 USA 25 km Championship (1:16:11) second-place at the 2003 USA 10 km Championship (28:29) and a half-marathon best of 1:04:20. After a brief period with American Athletics, Johnson was a charter member of the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project and recently rejoined that center after a career with the Nike Oregon Project and Team USA Minnesota.
2005: 59th at World Outdoor Championships marathon (2:30:45)...5th at Phoenix Rock n Roll Marathon (2:16:57 PR)...best
2004: 5th U.S. Olympic Trials 5,000 (13:43.24)5th at USA 8 km Championships.
2003: 6th at USA Cross Country Championships 12 km (39:43)2nd at USA 8 km Championships (22:39 PR)3rd at USA 15 km Championships (44:39)58th at IAAF World Cross Country Championships 12 km (39:54).
2002: 2nd at USA 10 km Championships (28:29 PR)
2001: USA 25 km Champion (1:16:11 PR)