Mile News


Track Star Leo Manzano Returns to Marble Falls After Olympic Silver

September 30, 2012

By Jazmine Ulloa, American-Statesman

MARBLE FALLS, Texas - It was a welcome back celebration of Olympic proportions for track star Leo Manzano on Sunday inside the Marble Falls High School auditorium.

More than 500 people roared with applause, whistling and cheering wildly as the silver medalist took the stage in a ceremony honoring his return after competing in the 2012 Olympic Games in London and six months of traveling abroad.

“We did it. We brought it back,” he told the audience, holding up the medal he won in the men’s 1500 meter race, the first a U.S team member has taken home in men’s middle distance running in more than 40 years.

Continue reading at: statesman.com

Tags: marble falls high school (2) , leo manzano (113) , jazmine ulloa (1) , american statesman (1)

Facebook Comments

Return the Mile to prominence on the American & worldwide sports and cultural landscape by elevating and celebrating the Mile to create a movement.

ELEVATE
Bring Back the Mile as the premier event in the sport, and increase interest in and media coverage of the Mile for both those who love the distance as well as the general public.

CELEBRATE
Bring Back the Mile to celebrate the storied distance and to recognize the people who made and make the Mile great and to promote Mile events and the next generation of U.S. Milers.

NATIONAL MOVEMENT
Bring Back the Mile to create a national movement for the Mile as America’s Distance,
to inspire Americans to run the Mile as part of their fitness program and to replace the 1600 meters at High School State Track & Field Meets across the country.

Become a Mile Maniac member or a BBTM sponsor today! Join us, and go Mile!

Join Us

Thanks for joining the movement and being a Mile Maniac. We'll keep you up to-date with our Mile wires as well as exclusive contests and opportunities. Help us spread the word by sharing our site and joining us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!