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The Leo Manzano Interview: London 2012, Centro, Webb and more

December 23, 2016

I want to motivate others to believe in themselves, and that was one of the key things I could do with that medal.


Why do you run?

Leo Manzano: The first thing that comes to mind is that I love it but it goes deeper than that. I run for myself and for my family. However, I find that over the years the reason changes slightly. As I grow older I appreciate the little things more than ever like the people who have supported me throughout the years. So I’d also say, one of the biggest reasons why I run is for those that have believed and supported me throughout the years.

How has being a father impacted your life and running career?

LM: I remember being in the London Olympics and stepping onto the line and thinking about home, knowing that my son was about to be born which was a big motivator before the race. My mindset was focused on that I wanted to run well for everyone but I really wanted to run well for him. I felt as though being a father and in my case having a son, gives you extra strength.

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