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Leo Manzano Interview

November 07, 2012

By Gary Cohen Running

Leonel Manzano won the Silver Medal in the 1500 meter run at the 2012 Olympics in London, England. It was the first medal for the U.S. in that event since Jim Ryun earned a Silver Medal in 1968. Leo is the 2012 Olympic Trials 1500 meter champion. He also was a member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic team and the 2007, 2009 and 2011 U.S. World Championship teams. In the 1500 meters Leo has been a medalist at the U.S. Championships seven straight years. He finished second in the 2008 Olympic Trials, second at the 2010, 2009 and 2007 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, along with third place finishes in 2006 and 2011. Leo became the eighth fastest American in history in the Mile at the 2010 London Grand Prix with his PR of 3:50.64.

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