Mile News Tagged Leo Manzano

Olympic Athlete Leo Manzano is Example for Young Hispanics

October 11, 2012

By Fox News Latino

Mexican-American athlete Leo Manzano made history this year by winning the silver medal in the 1500 meter race at the London Olympics, but before and after that accomplishment a great part of his efforts have focused on inspiring other young people to follow in his footsteps.... Read More comments

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...

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Local Runner Rubs Shoulders with Olympians in New York

September 25, 2012

By Cory Mull, The Patriot-News

For a day this past Saturday in New York City, Brian Fuller was among kings and queens of their sport.

He was bumping shoulders next to Track & Field Olympians like Leo Manzano and Matthew Centrowitz, two of America's best one-Mile prospects -- Manzano was the...

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Centrowitz, Martinez Cap Year with Fifth Avenue Mile Titles

September 22, 2012

At 32nd edition, more than 5,400 finishers in age group heats race the iconic distance down the famed thoroughfare
By Jim Gerweck, The Mile wire

NEW YORK – (September 22, 2012) – For years, Bernard Lagat has dominated Mile races on the indoor track of New York City, his eight consecutive...

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Marble Falls, Granite Shoals to Honor Olympian Leo Manzano with Parade, Music, Fireworks

September 20, 2012

By The River Cities Daily Tribune

MARBLE FALLS, Texas — The Highland Lakes will welcome home Olympian Leonel "Leo" Manzano on Sept. 30 with festivities, music and a parade from Marble Falls High School to Granite Shoals City Hall.

The former Granite Shoals resident and Marble Falls High...

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Leo Manzano’s Silver Medal Tour Arrives in NYC

September 18, 2012

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

Leo Manzano, the London Olympic 1500 meter silver medalist in 3:34.79, will run the Fifth Avenue Mile in New York on September 22. "It's great to bring this to the U.S., where most people can't really get a chance to see the world class athletes in person,...

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Olympian Leo Manzano Returns to Texas

September 09, 2012

Silver medalist is greeted at airport
By Brent Carney, KXAN News

AUSTIN, Texas - Family and fans of Leo Manzano gathered at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Saturday to welcome the Marble Falls native back to Texas, a month and a day after he won a silver medal at the London Olympics.

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Exclusive Interview: Leo Manzano, Track and Field Olympian

September 04, 2012

By Rebecca Villaneda,

Leo Manzano, 27, is still on a high from taking home the silver for the men's 1500 meter final on Aug. 7 at the 2012 London Olympics.

And he should be. It was the first time an American won a medal in that race since Jim Ryun won a silver in 1968. To...

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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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USA’s Manzano Comes From Behind to Claim Silver in 1500

August 07, 2012

"My kick has always been there. Ever since I was maybe 12 years old, I've had this major gift from God. I guess sometimes it's just been kind of overlooked."

By David Leon Moore, USA TODAY

LONDON – The race was run by someone who a day earlier had been kicked out of the Olympics. That alone...

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