October 25, 2016
Top 10 talented track tandems span over a 30-plus year period
By Bring Back the Mile
The recent marriage of top Mile athletes Aisha Praught & Will Leer prompted BBTM to compile a list of the fastest married couples in the Mile. Sitting at the top of the talented tandems are three-time U.S....
June 04, 2015
U.S. champ Miler Will Leer leads the way to your next PR
By Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Magazine
"There is nothing like standing on the start line of the 1500 meters. It always will be the blue ribbon event. It is the last day. The stadium is full. Everybody is watching. You feel like a...
May 08, 2014
At 29, Will Leer is running better than ever and making a stop in his home state.
By Rachel Blount, Star Tribune
The Fu Manchu mustache has been around for several years now, long enough to become Will Leer’s signature look. The prodigious beard is a new addition to the Minnetonka native’s...
April 04, 2014
Nick Willis: "It is important for the casual fan because people understand a sub-4 minute Mile. A 3:38 1500m doesn’t mean anything to most people."
By SPIKES Magazine
SPIKES sat down with two of the world's top Milers Nick Willis and Will Leer and Mile legend John Walker to find out why they...
October 03, 2013
The Minnetonka Mile star split time between soccer and running in high school
By Liam Boylan-Pett, from Running Times
Who: Will Leer
High School: Minnetonka High School, Minnetonka, MN, Class of 2003
HS Personal Records:
July 16, 2013
More miles, more mustache and more maturity are leading Will Leer to impressive results
By Sarah Barker, Running Times
Is it the six weeks at altitude? Is it the introduction of 100-mile weeks? Is it simply maturity? Could it be that training solo better suits his style? Or is Will Leer's...
June 19, 2013
A perfect storm of factors leads to a lack of fast 1500 meter times in 2013 for U.S. men
By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World
As runners line up for the first round of the men’s 1500 meters on Thursday at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, none of them will have the "A"...
April 25, 2013
By Kevin Sully, Daily Relay
Most twenty-somethings who relocate to Los Angeles do it to chase a dream. They don’t envision moving into their parents’ home or being in bed before 10:00 p.m. Then again, most twenty somethings aren’t elite athletes trying to revitalize their career.
April 11, 2012
2010 and 2011 Relays champions Peter van der Westuizen and Will Leer return for another shot at sub-4-minute mile at Memorial Stadium
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Eight of the nation’s top milers have agreed to race in the prestigious Glenn Cunningham Mile at the 2012 Kansas Relays it was announced by KU...
March 13, 2013
By Down the Backstrecth
Will Leer went to Albuquerque to battle Bernard Lagat and returned a double USA champion. The Minnetonka grad had won NCAA DIII Championships, but the 3000m/Mile double at the USA Indoor Championships was his first, and second national titles. The double prompted one...
March 04, 2013
16-year-old defeats field of pros in tactical race; Leer clocks fastest indoor Mile at altitude
By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World
Against a field of pros at the USA Indoor Championships in Albuquerque on Sunday, 16-year-old Mary Cain elected to “keep it slow and kick it out” in the women’s...
February 02, 2013
Wynne, Frazier high school Mile champions; NBIGP kick-off to the Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013
By Jim Gerweck, The Mile wire
BOSTON – (February 2, 2013) – When it comes to the Mile, the 2013 indoor track season has been thus far quite thrilling with Mary Cain’s U.S. high school record and...