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Matt Llano's Journey to Marathon Debut

Oct 11, 2014

We sat down with Northern Arizona Elite athlete Matt Llano the day before the Chicago Marathon, his 26.2 debut. Earlier this year, Llano came out as the first openly gay professional distance runner and shared his experience in the web series "An Open Look" on his website MattLlano.com. He shares his experience leading up to the marathon, his journey toward self acceptance, and the support he has received along the way.