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Up Close: Bryan Lindsay

Nickname: "The Ambassador"

Favorite cold cereal: Peanut Butter Captain Crunch

Favorite Ed Eyestone quote: "Last night I dreamed I was on the team again and beating most of you guys." (He said this the day before NCAA Cross Country Nationals.)

I chose track over other sports because: It was the only sport I could beat my older brother in.

Before a meet: I talk to all the competitors. I really enjoy the associations of my competitors. My teammates call me "the ambassador" because I have friends on many teams.

How I spend my off-season: What off-season? 10 months of competition

Who has been the greatest influence on my cross country career and why: Too many people to count. My wife (support), parents (encourage), Coach James (believe in myself), Coach Eyestone (know how to have fun), Coach Taylor (analyze everything).

What I want to be doing 20 years from now: Making enough money to not have to stress about money. Have plenty of time to spend with my family and each of my kids.

Who is the best athlete I have ever competed against: Bernard Legat--2004 Athens Olympics silver medalist

What would I like to do sometime in my life: Compete in the Olympics

My favorite book is: Ender's Game

My favorite TV show as a child was: Wonder Years

If I could compete in another sport it would be: Basketball

My most memorable athletic achievement is: Becoming an All-American in the 1500m my freshman year

What I like to do outside of track: Hand out with my wife and son, play games

My favorite CD is: A CD of my wife singing (She's a vocal performance major.)

People say I look like: My little boy

My favorite professor or class I've taken at BYU: Dr. Allsen--Exercise Science 468

I never get tired of: Getting my back scratched

If I had to give up all of my possessions except one, what would I keep: My mission journal

My hero is: My Dad--Gordon Lindsay

Favorite scripture: Mosiah 2: 41

My favorite Web site is: Trackshark.com

My advice to youngsters is: Find something you love and do everything you can to excel in it.

Interesting fact most people wouldn't guess about me is: I was almost born in an elevator. It broke down between floors. My Mom was stuck for an hour. Mom climbed out on a ladder. I was born minutes later.

If you could invite any three people to dinner who would they be: Sebastian Coe, Hicham El Guerrouj, Gordon B. Hinkley