Excellent article, Doug. Superb journalism! Kudos to you.I've
known Ed since his high school days as a Bonneville Laker, and have carefully
followed his life and career ever since. I was particularly glad to also see
the grand-master, Coach CHICK HISLOP of Weber State, get a shout-out in this
article. 8)But I was quite surprised that nothing was really said
of Ed's Olympic experiences (barely even mentioned!) Unless I'm
totally blind, the article never even stated which Olympics Ed participated
in!?!?But congratulations to Ed on ALL that he's accomplished
in his life, and for the tremendous example and inspiration he is to all of us.
Best wishes to Ed and his family, going forward into their future!
My #2 son ran in the Timpview that won the state championship cross country race
about 30 years ago. My son came in 5th on the TV team. So he ended up in the
top 25-30 runners. Ed Eyestone was the individual winner. He was a block ahead
of the second runner. What a guy.
I knew Ed Eyestone during my LDS mission (Spain Barcelona, not Portugal as
stated in the article), and he was a classy guy then, too.
I have met Ed Eyestone a few times. He is a gentleman and a class act. Good for
Ed and good for BYU.
I followed Coach Eyestone's career and always admired his determination and
abilities. When he lived in Davis County I used to see him from time to time
out on training runs. He's a great inspiration to many young runners and
obviously is a natural coach with the training to enhance those natural
Eyestone is a superstar in track & field. BYU is beyond fortunate to have
Nearly 20 years ago coach Eyestone came to speak to my HS cross country team and
then joined us for an "easy" six or seven miler. Running alongside him
is certainly one of the highlights in my running career. Quality guy and coach,
BYU is lucky to have him.
Ed and his bride are an incredible team. It's no wonder his successful
ways have carried over into renewed success for the distance runners at BYU ...
simply an extension of who he is. Way to go, Coach!