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Video: An Open Look With Matt Llano

Matt Llano discusses the process of coming out as a gay athlete and how that's helped him achieve some big racing breakthroughs in 2014.

Matt Llano, a professional runner with Northern Arizona Elite, opened up his 2014 season with a bang, running a huge personal best of 61:47 at the U.S. Half Marathon Championships to finish fifth, earning him a spot on the U.S. team that competed at the world championships in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he placed 35th in 62:24.

This fall, Llano will make his 26.2-mile debut at the Chicago Marathon, where he hopes to be competitive amongst a stacked international field. In this video, the fourth in a series, he discusses the process of coming out as a gay athlete and how that’s helped him achieve some big racing breakthroughs in 2014.

Watch the first three episodes of “An Open Look” here.