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Meet the 2022 SWM Athletes: Aisha Praught-Leer

Aisha Praught-Leer  | Women’s Elite Mile

Social Media: Instagram | Twitter

Sponsor: Puma, Camelbak
College: Illinois State
Mile PR: 4:26.14

5 Things About Me: Aisha Praught-Leer

  1. I have the cutest dog of all professional runners and this is not up for debate. His name is Leuven and he’s a chocolate lab mix.
  2. I serve on the World Athletics Athletes Commission providing input and advocacy for athletes around the world.
  3. My favorite food is eggs.
  4. As a kid I earned a black belt in karate, was a pogo stick enthusiast and avid collector of Pokemon cards. I was prettyyyyy cool.
  5. My husband, Will Leer, and I are the second fastest married couple of combined mile time in the world (I think).

5 Fast Questions

  1. What’s something people should add to their Netflix (or any streaming service)? Hulu, Only Murders in the Building
  2. What’s your favorite sport or sporting event outside of running? Cycling!
  3. What’s your go-to pre-run meal or snack? English muffin with pb and honey
  4. Do you have any connections to Raleigh or North Carolina? I like Emily Pritt a lot.
  5. One positive change I’ve seen in the sport in the past year is… More US racing opportunities!

Aisha joins the Summer of Miles podcast!

Learn more about Aisha at: VIS Experience | Run with the Pros

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