The winner is by public vote is…
Photo by Andy Kiss/Cloud 259 Photo
And here’s Leer breaking the metaphoric tape of the inaugural Sports Beard of the Year. (Unmetaphorically, he’s winning the Wanamaker Mile back in February)
He enjoyed a huge amount of support in the voting from various running magazines, fellow athletes and the USA Track and field team tweeted their support.
The 29 year old is an American middle-distance runner from Minnetonka, Minnesota and has been enjoying a great year running 1500m and the mile.
Click here to read BeardWatch’s exclusive interview with the man himself.
Here’s more Leer Beard:
Will after winning the 2014 Morton Mile in a new meet record of 3:51.82
The 2014 World Indoor Championships, where Leer placed 6th in the 1500m
After finishing 2nd in the USA Indoor Track And Field Championships 2014 (3:43.21)
The 2014 World Relay Championships
And just for fun, here’s a glorious moustache:
A hero at Bristol Rovers, who are appropriately nicknamed the Pirates, and the Best British Beard.
A late surge for Davide secured 3rd place. One of the most sculpted and stylish beards on the list would be a fine addition to any bearded team.