Mile News Tagged London 2012


Olympic silver medalist Leonel Manzano inspires McFarland USA youth

October 05, 2017

“Anytime I talk to people, I say, ‘Follow your passion, and do what you like to do,’ because you really don’t know where it can take you.”

By Daniel Casarez, Vida en el valle

Leonel Manzano’s humble beginnings as a Olympic runner began in his native Guanajuato, where, as a youngster, he often...

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Two-time Olympic medalist Nick Willis looks ahead

January 08, 2017

"I'm going to set goals, but the day my body or my mind decides that it's done, I'm able to walk away with my head held high."

By Nikki MacDonald, STUFF

"Good Morning," the runner says cheerily to the woman trailing two fluffy pedigrees. "What's good about it?" the dog walker challenges. She...

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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.

By RunnersTribe.com

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,...

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Uceny aims for return to Olympics

July 02, 2016

“It’s the only thing I’m thinking about. Making the team is the only thing that matters.”

By Tim Creason, South Bend Tribune Correspondent

The last time the world got a good look at Morgan Uceny, she was lying flat on the ground.

The pride of Plymouth fell to the track just as she was...

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The Mile, America’s Classic Distance

June 04, 2013

Lap 4: Q&A with 2012 Olympic silver medalist Leo Manzano

By T.J. Murphy, Competitor

Leo Manzano has run 3:50.64 for the Mile, making him the ninth-fastest American ever at that distance. But the 28-year-old sealed his status in the history of U.S. running with a relentless finishing kick in...

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Matthew Centrowitz Wants Wanamaker Mile Record Saturday

February 13, 2013

He'll shoot for win and sub-3:52 at the Millrose Games.

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

Matthew Centrowitz, 23, won the Wanamaker Mile at the 2012 Millrose Games in 3:53.92. He returns to the Games on Saturday at the Armory in New York with Bernard Lagat’s Wanamaker record of 3:52.87 as...

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London 1500m Silver Medalist Manzano - “You have to go in there believing in yourself”

August 24, 2012

By David Martin, IAAF

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Leo Manzano may carry a pint size stature but the Olympic 1500m silver medalist proved he has a heart as big as his much taller rivals with his celebrated performance at the recent London Games.

At five feet five inches (1.65m) tall, Manzano was...

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Games of the XXX Olympiad - Metric Mile Viewer’s Guide

August 10, 2012

By Bring Back the Mile

Below we have provided links to the schedule, athletes and related event previews. We will be updating this page through the metric Mile / 1500 meter rounds with results.

Men's 1500 Meters Results - NBCOlympics.com

PLACE LAST FIRST ...
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Mile Legend Bannister Attends Olympic 1500 Final

August 08, 2012

From Sports Illustrated via AP

LONDON - Roger Bannister will forever be remembered for four laps around the track.

So it was fitting that the first man to break the four-minute Mile 58 years ago was front and center in the Olympic Stadium on Tuesday night to watch the men's 1500 meters, known...

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Morgan Uceny Advances to Final in 1500 Meters

August 08, 2012

By David Woods, Indystar

LONDON -- Morgan Uceny, who once resisted becoming a Miler because she didn't want to race that far, has become one of the world's best at one of track and field's glamour distances.

Uceny, a 27-year-old from Plymouth, Ind., qualified for the 1500 meter final at the...

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