Under Armour Running: featuring Aisha Praught Leer, Steeplers have speed!

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Aisha Praught Leer is an prime example of the how fast women's elite running is growing around the world. Aisha competed at 1,500 meters and 5,000 meters, and in 2016 began to focus on the 3000 meter steeplechase. This is an continuing feature that we are publishing on Aisha Praught Leer, with special thanks to Under Armour Running.

PraughtLeerBA20170520GT.jpgAisha Praught Leer, photo copyright with Jamaica Gleaner

Aisha Praught Leer is a steeplechaser, one of the toughest events in our sport. She represents Jamaica, in honor of her family heritage. In the 2018 World Indoor Championships, Aisha Praught ran a fine sixth place run in a very slow (say race walking pace) and tactical early pace, then a screaming last 1000 meters.

In the old days, steeplers were the people who could not race well at 1,500 meters, or 3000 meters. Well, no more. Aisha Praught Leer has Jamaican records at the 1,500 meters indoors, 3000 meters indoors and steeplechase.

In the following Instagram, Aisha thanks Joe Bosshard, her coach, for fine tuning her for her fine indoor season. Time to prepare for the outdoor 2018 season. With all of the speed that Aisha Praught Leer is showing, looking forward to seeing her over the barriers and in flat outdoor races. Stay tuned!

Aisha Praught Leer is an prime example of the how fast women's elite running is growing around the world. Aisha competed at 1,500 meters and 5,000 meters, and in 2016 began to focus on the 3000 meter steeplechase.

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