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How BYU signee Daniel Simmons has become one of the top distance runners in Utah history

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AMERICAN FORK — Daniel Simmons, who has a passion for running, just graduated from American Fork High.

That passion has helped Simmons to become one of Utah's greatest high school distance runners. He broke a dozen state records, as well as several national marks and signed to run for BYU — after he serves a church mission.

"He's a generational talent — for sure," said BYU track and field coach Ed Eyestone.

Simmons talks about his career and how he's so close to breaking the four-minute mile, and how his faith affects everything in his life in the video above.

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