Age: 25 years old
Hometown: St. George, UT
College: Southern Utah University

At just 25 years old and sporting his iconic “power-moustache,” Hayden has taken the trail running scene by storm.  A recent graduate and All-American from Southern Utah University, Hayden jumped right into his first trail races shortly after graduation. Two weeks off the track Hayden flew to New Hampshire and qualified for the USA National Mountain Running Team at the difficult Loon Mountain Race. One week later, he jumped into his first 50k trail race at arguably the hardest 50k course in North America, The Speedgoat 50k in Snowbird Ski Resort in Sandy, UT. Signing up the night before, Hayden raced aggressively and won his debut race and turned some heads along the way. Here is an article from Trail Runner Magazine.

He went on to win two more trail races in the next three weeks and won the title of 2016 La Sportiva Mountain Cup Champion. He is excited to represent the USA on September 11 in Bulgaria at the Mountain Running World Championships and continue his success on the trails and roads.

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PR’s / Titles

  • 2015 NCAA Division 1 All American XC
  • 2015 Big Sky Conference XC Champion
  • 4x NCAA National Qualifier
  • 4x NCAA Academic All American
  • 3k - 8:05;  5k (Payton Jordan ’15) - 13:51.7
  • 10k (Stanford Invite ’15) - 28:53.2

2016 Results: 5 Wins, 2 Course Record, 1 World Championship

  • Speedgoat 50k Champion
  • Jupiter Peak Steeplechase Champion - Course Record
  • La Sportiva Mountain Cup Champion
  • SOB 15k Champion
  • US Mountain Running National Team Member
  • Mountain Running Team World Champion's (1st Time in USA History)
  • Individual Finish Mountain Running World Championships — 4th
  • Moab Red Hot 55k — 1st / Course Record

Predicted 2017 Schedule

  • May 13: Transvulcania 74k. La Palma, Spain
  • June 10: IAU Trail 50k World Championships, Badia Prataglia, Italy
  • July 28: Speedgoat 50k, Snowbird, UT
  • September 1: CCC 100k, Chamonix, France
  • December 3: TNF 50 mile Endurance Challenge, San Francisco, CA
Photo Credit: Xiotio Media