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Destry Johnson

Age: 44

Events:   Cross Country, Track, Road

Hometown: Chewelah, WA

College competed for:Pacific Lutheran University

Strava Profile

Personal Bests

5k: 14:54

8k: 24:15  

10k: 31:02

12k: 38:30  

Half Marathon: 1:08

Marathon: 2:23:22

Career Highlights

Three Time Torchlight Champion 

Completed Bloomsday 27 times since 1986

2017 Emerald City XC 8k, 27:20

2017 WWU Invite XC 10k, 34:13

2017 SPU 10k, 33:34

2016 Seattle RnR 1/2, 75:48, 1st masters, 17th

2016 Bloomsday 12k, 40:19, 2nd masters, 41st

2015  PLU Invitational, 5k, 15:38, 4th place

2015  Bloomsday, 12k, 39:45, 3rd place (Master’s)

2015  Seattle Rock n Roll, Half Marathon, 73:52, 4th place

2015  Independence Day, 5k, 14:58, 2nd place

2015 Torchlight, 8k, 26:15, 6th place

2014  Bloomsday, 12k, 39:37, 39th

2014  Seattle Rock n Roll, Half Marathon, 72:51, 3rd place

2014  Torchlight, 8k, 25:41, 1st place

2014  USATF Regionals, 10k, 34:29, 17th place

2006  Chicago Marathon, 2:23:22

1996  NAIA XC Championships, member of 3rd place team 



Volunteer Work 

Cougar Trail Maintenance


Destry Johnson fell in love with running when his naïve father said “sure, we can run Bloomsday.  How hard can it be?”  Destry was 11 years old and, unknowingly, made his father work very hard in that race!  This led to junior high and high school track and cross racing and a scholarship to Pacific Lutheran University.  Destry raced for PLU from 1993-1997 making two trips to the NAIA national championships in both track (5k/10k) and cross country.  The highlight of that time period was assisting with a 3rd place cross country team placement at the NAIA National Championships in 1996 behind Lubbock Christian and Life College, two teams dominated by African athletes.  Post collegiately Destry continued running and racing first unattached, then for Team XO where he nearly qualified for the 2008 Olympic Marathon Trials.  When Team XO disbanded in 2009 Destry joined Seattle Running Club, placing highly at various events including three-time Champion of the Seattle Torchlight 8k.  Currently Destry is running for Club NW and hopes to help the Master’s team place well late this year at the USATF National Cross Country Championships.