Meet the 2017 Competitors: Lauren Johnson

Lauren Johnson | Women’s Elite Mile

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College: Huntington
Sponsor / Club: BAA / Adidas
1500m PR: 4:05.88
Mile PR: 4:25.04

5 Things About Me: Lauren Johnson

  1. I joined the Boston Athletic Association elite team in April of this year.
  2. I have 9 scars on my legs and 1 on my hand from getting spiked during races.
  3. For most of the scars, I remember who gave each one to me. I’m not going to give names but 4 are from the same person!
  4. My wallet was stolen on a train platform in Belgium this year. Classic traveler pick pocket scheme.
  5. I wear sunglasses a lot when I train and race, even sometimes when it’s cloudy or overcast, because I get headaches from the brightness and glare of the sun.

5 Fast Questions

  1. What actor would play the movie version of you? I don’t know who I would want to play me. If the movie is about running though I would definitely want someone who runs well. I get annoyed when running movies are made with actors who can’t even run. It makes our sport look very un-athletic.
  2. What did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a veterinarian.
  3. Favorite post-run drink or snack? After a long run on a hot summer day I always want orange juice.
  4. What was your AIM screenname? I didn’t use AIM.
  5. If you had a “walk up” song as you approached the starting line, what would it be? “300 Violin Orchestra” by Jorge Quintero.

Learn more about Lauren at: VIS Experience | Run with the Pros Sir Walter “Extra” Miler

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