Dallas Stricker is one of Mississippi's future high profile runners who is actually a high profile runner now. Dallas Stricker has been running since he was able to from all accounts. His family who is loaded with athletic talent are fixtures in the running community in Hattiesburg and the coast. At 7 years old he broke the world record for his age in the half marathon twice. At age 8 he did it again for that age. There seems to be no distance he won't try and if he's in the race, my bet is on him to be spectacular. Young Dallas has also amassed 12 State Records and an Xterra World Trail Championship for his age and he is only 9 years old. Dallas is only the latest Stricker to excel in running. His 2 older sisters were standouts at Oak Grove High School XC Team as was his older brothers Anthony and Chad. It's safe to say there's something in the water at the Stricker house. If you'd like to see young Dallas in action, he'll be sporting the number 1 race number at this year's Rise and Shine Half Marathon in Hattiesburg on April 2nd. And if he passes you, try not to make a big deal out of it; to Dallas, it's just another day at the office.