Will Leer

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That's why I come up here, you know. NATURE! And it's flights like this which reaffirm my decision to always choose the window seat. Flying straight up the California Coast from LAX to SFO I got to see every minute of the most perfect sunset. No big deal. #thatsfine #sunset #nofilter #sanfrancisco #california

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To be able to call this place "home" makes me a very lucky person. #nofilter #ilovela #sunset #venice #beach

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I've had the pleasure and great fortune of spending my post-season breaks a multitude of different ways. This year, however, was hands down the best. NYC, LA, SF, Napa, Yosemite. True epicness. Spending the afternoon with @aishapraught on our beach, on National Coffee Day no less, is perfect "break cap". On to 2015. Photo credit: Chuck Leer.

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Starting this mornings run from Inspiration Point with @torintlon @aishapraught and @artuxc . #wearestillonbreak #nofilter #sanfrancisco

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Day 2 of the Wine Adventure begins at Darioush Winery. @aishapraught jumps for joy in full Persian spirit. #nofilter #wine #napa #break

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## WHEN ON BREAK ## It's the first wine tasting of our respective lives and Mark Herold did not disappoint. Great #wine. Great people. And pumping the jams. To say we are enjoying #Napa would be an understatement. #Rio2016 #mirrorimage #twins

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Definitely NOT just another day in the wedding season. The venue: City Hall. It was Friday in San Francisco and about 10 other wedding were happening simultaneously. The positivity was contagious. Another #PPXC #wedding in the books. Congratulations #elliotandkathleen ! Photo credit: @crosbyfreeman

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I'm not sure I've ever been here on this day. 13 years later and the wounds of this city have not yet fully healed. This became apparent as I walked around the East Village tonight with @what_pops_saw @nidapelli and @dtrunsthis after dinner. We saw an off duty New York City fireman outside of a bar, in full formal dress uniform, barely capable of keeping his own balance after seeking solace in the bottle. Our conversations immediately became more quiet, contemplative and real. How I reflect on 9/11 and what this day signifies to me versus those who may have lost a loved one 13 years ago is very different. But there is certainly one constant: pride. I am proud to be an American. And while I may not agree with every person or the decisions our state and federal governments make, I still love this country. I recently had the privilege of wearing the Team USA uniform and am reminded today of just how great an honor that is. On Saturday, as the national anthem is sung before the elite women's and men's races at the @nyrr #5thAveMile, I will be giving thanks to those who give their lives for our freedom and safety.

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Many thanks to @totalsportsus with helping finalize the last races of 2014. Any ideas as to where I will be finishing?

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The Grote Markt in Leuven, Belgium, on a warm summers night is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. The journey continues this weekend with the final races of the European season.

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It's that time of the year again; DecaNation in Angers, France. The town is charming and inviting. An early evening stroll through the meandering streets brought our group of USA athletes down 103 steps for a different perspective of La Cathedral Saint-Maurice. These little adventures (with friends new and old) are part of what makes the European circuit so much fun.

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## WHEN ON THE CAPE ## This is how to properly celebrate the Falmouth Road Race! Fried shrimp, scallops, clam strips, and clam bellies. #thatsfine

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There's no better place to be at a wedding than the "kid's table" #hashtagseanryan #children #smiles

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Their love transformed them in to featherweight beings, able to float away with the breeze. Lighter than air; not a care in the world. With their friends and family in attendance vows were exchanged and promises made. It was the happiest day of their lives. #hashtagseanryan #wedding #gaywedding #seattle #ppxc4life

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Nothing makes taking the plunge easier than a group hug with your best bros. #hashtagseanryan #wedding #whidbeyisland

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Sometimes you just have to let your hair down and go with the flow. Photo cred: @crosbeard #hashtagseanryan #seattle #islandparty #whidbeyisland

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#tbt to that time we rented a house in #leuven that was built before the United States was a country. Dubbed "The Home For Wayward Runners" @aishapraught and I hosted 8 athletes for 8 different reasons: someone's accommodation fell through and needed a place to crash, someone even planned ahead to reserve a bed for the days leading in to a race, someone just wanted to save some money, another needed a bed for one night (they were just passing through...) and stayed for ten. (This town has that effect on people.) With every athlete came new memories that will be carried with us for the rest of our lives. These shared experiences are some of the things I love most about being a professional athlete. Tune in Saturday as many of this years @totalsportsus Leuven crew hit the #track at KBC Nacht (aka #Heusden) looking to crank some #fast times.

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Had great company on my warm down after the #MortonMile. These kids were so pumped to watch a thrilling night of track & field. With perfect weather, a great facility and spurred on by an enthusiastic crowd, 8 new stadium records were set and the fans went home happy. Is track dead? Absolutely not! #ireland #mortongames #mile #track

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Székesfehérvár by night. While the number one priority in Europe is performing on the track, forgetting to pause every once in a while to appreciate how beautiful some of the places this sport brings us would be a shame. Even though I did not have my best race yesterday I will remember this quaint Hungarian town with it's beautiful buildings, generous people, nice trails - everything a runner could ask for in a meet destination.

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Had the great pleasure of taking an evening stroll through the town of Szekesfehervar, Hungary. A hot (36 Celsius) Sunday night called for relaxation: ice cream cones, children playing in the fountains, the simple enjoyment of a cold drink. On July 8, this town will host the Gyulai István Memorial Athletics Meeting. I've already been privvy to a sneak peak of some of the competitors and the race to watch just might be the men's 110m hurdles featuring Ashton Eaton, Jason Richardson, Ryan Wilson, & Spencer Adams to name a few. The European season is getting in to full stride and this meet will surely not disappoint! Stay tuned for more updates.

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