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Meet the 2023 SWM Athletes: Ellie Leather

Ellie Leather (Pacer) | Women’s Elite Mile

Social Media: Instagram

Sponsor: Under Armour
College: Fresno State / Cincinnati
Mile PR: 4:34.89

5 Things About Me: Ellie Leather

  1. I was born in Bristol, United Kingdom where I lived for 18 years before starting college in America in 2017!
  2. I am the oldest of 4, but the only sibling that runs track. Both my brothers and sister play tennis, two of which play @ the D1 level in California.
  3. I spent two years at Fresno State University in California before transferring to Cincinnati, Ohio.
  4. My great Aunt, Diane Leather was the first women ever to run a mile in under 5 minutes. She is my biggest inspiration!
  5. I love golden retrievers!!

5 Fast Questions

  1. Do you have any superstitions/pre-race rituals? I like to drink pedialyte either the night before or morning of the race.
  2. What’s your favorite sport to watch, besides running? Favourite sport other than running would be tennis or surfing!
  3. What’s a show or movie you’ve seen lately that’s worth watching? Extraction 2
  4. What’s a song or podcast that’s currently on your playlist? Any song by Noah Kahan
  5. Do you have any connections to Raleigh or North Carolina? I do not have connections to Raleigh but I loved competing at Raleigh relays in college :)

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

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