About Me



Jim Johnson
Events: Mountain, Trail, Snowshoe, Road, XC, Track, Ultra
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 140 lbs.
Born: 4/23/77; grew up in Wakefield, MA
Current Residence: Madison, Live Free or Die, NH
College: University of Massachusetts - Lowell - 1999
Profession: Software Support Engineer
Club/Team(s): Central Mass Striders (CMS), Six03

Post Collegiate Career Highlights (30+):
  • 2011 World 50K Team Member
  • 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Granite State Snowshoe Champion
  • 2011 Northeast Snowshoe Federation Series Champion
  • 2015 Northeast Snowshoe Federation Champion
  • 2010 WMAC/Dion Snowshoe Champion
  • 2008 Seacoast Road Race Series Champion
  • 2012 Seacoast Road Race Series Champion
  • 2016 Seacoast Road Race Series Champion
  • 2008, 2009, 2016 New Hampshire Runner of the Year
  • 2011 USATF-New England Mountain Series Champion
  • 2012 USATF-New England Mountain Series Champion
  • 2014 USATF-New England Mountain Series Champion
  • 2010 USATF-New England Mountain Series - 2nd OA
  • 5th OA at the 2009 US Trail Marathon Championship - Lithia Loop - Ashland, OR
  • 3rd OA at the 2011 US 50K National Championship - Caumsett 50k - Huntington, NY
  • Member of the 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2014 US National Mountain Running Champions (CMS)
  • Member of the 2009 US National Trail Marathon Champions (CMS)
  • Member of the 2011 US National 50k Road Champions (CMS)
  • 1st OA 2009 Loon Mountain Race
  • 1st OA 2012 Loon Mountain Race
  • 1st OA 2009 Race to the Top of VT
  • 1st OA 2011 Wachusett Mountain
  • 1st OA 2011 Pack Monadnock Mountain Race
  • 1st OA 2009 Ascutney Hill Climb
  • 1st OA 2011 Ascutney Hill Climb
  • 1st OA 2012 Ascutney Hill Climb
  • 1st OA 2014 Cranmore Hill Climb
  • 1st OA 2014 Bretton Woods Fell Race
  • 77th OA (72nd Male) at 2010 Boston Marathon
  • 7th at Baystate Marathon (NE Championship) 2010 - 2:27:33
  • 8th OA at 2011 US Snowshoe National Championships - Cable, WI
  • 10th OA at 2011 US Mountain Running Championships - N.Conway, NH
  • 1st OA 2015 NH Marathon

High School and Collegiate Highlights:
  • 1994 Boston Globe All Scholastic - Cross Country
  • 1995 Boston Herald All Scholastic - Outdoor Track
  • 1995 Middlesex League Champion - Mile
  • 1994 Middlesex League MVP - Indoor Track
  • 1995 Middlesex League MVP - Outdoor Track
  • 1994 Class B State Champion - 1000 yards
  • 1995 Class B State Champion - 800 Meters
  • 1998 NECC Cross Country Champion
  • 1998 NECC Cross Country Runner of the Year

30+ PRs:
5k: 14:54 (Salem, NH)
6k: 18:35 (Wakefield, MA)
8k: 24:59 (Newport, NH)
10k: 31:53 (Rye, NH)
10M: 52:34 (Newburyport, MA)
Half Marathon: 1:09:20 (New Bedford, MA)
20M: 1:50:57 (Lowell, MA)
Marathon: 2:27:33 (Lowell, MA)
Mt. Washington: 1:07:22 (Sargent's Purchase, NH)
50k Road: 3:05:37 (Huntington, NY)
50k Trail/Mountain: 3:42:10 (Chesterfield, NH)
50M Trail/Mountain: 7:26:58 (Windsor, VT)

Brief Biography

I started running XC my junior year in high school and received an athletic scholarship to the University of Massachusetts - Lowell, where I would run cross country, indoor, and outdoor track for 4 years. After graduating from college in 1999 with a degree in Business Finance, I stopped running completely and did not start running again until late 2006. By the end of 2007 I was back to racing regularly and have been racing competitively now in my 30s, in all events from mountain, trail, and road racing, to snowshoe racing in the winter. I race for the Central Mass Striders (CMS) racing team, based out of Worcester, MA. I currently live in Madison, NH with my wife Kristin and daughters Tabitha Rose and Morgan Sage.

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