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...
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...
July 26, 2012
“I know if I’m in the right place at the right time I have a good chance here, to finish in the top three or top five.”
By David Monti, (c) 2012 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved
TEDDINGTON, England – (July 26, 2012) – When Leo Manzano left the track at the IAAF World Championships in...
July 21, 2012
By Latin American Herald Tribune
ATLANTA, Ga. – Mexican-born U.S. track athlete Leonel “Leo” Manzano is making his final preparations for the London Games, confident that his Olympic-sized heart will lead him to his best-ever time in the 1500 meters.
Manzano stands just 5 feet 5 inches and is...
July 02, 2012
By Michel Martin, National Public Radio
Leonel Manzano is the new U.S. track and field champion in the men's 1500 meters. He took home the title on Sunday night, and booked his place on the 2012 U.S. Olympic team. As part of Tell Me More's preview of the Summer Olympics, host Michel Martin...
July 01, 2012
By Mario Fraioli, Competitor
EUGENE, Ore. — Beginning her finishing kick with a little more than a lap to go, Morgan Uceny seized the lead at the bell and held it all the way to the finish line, holding off eventual second and third-place finishers Shannon Rowbury and Jenny Simpson to win the...
May 22, 2012
As part of USA TODAY Sports' "100 Olympic hopefuls in 100 Days" series, prospective U.S. Olympians give their thoughts on the Games in their own words.
By Michael Florek, USA Today
Leo Manzano's first trip to the Olympics ended when he didn't make the final of the men's 1,500 meters.
May 03, 2012
By Katie Landry, USATF.org
INDIANAPOLIS - Leo Manzano (Austin, Texas) has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after anchoring his team to victory in the distance medley relay Saturday at the 13th edition of the USA vs. the World at the Penn Relays.
Manzano received the baton...
March 22, 2012
Podcast series kicks off with Leo Manzano discussing why the Mile is important, breaking 4 minutes, and the Manzano Mile. It is hosted by Duncan Larkin with the audio available below and through the iTunes store, in addition to the complete video and transcript below.
March 22, 2012
New podcast series kicks off with U.S. Olympian Leo Manzano
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – (March 22, 2012) – Bring Back the Mile’s new podcast series, 4 Minutes with a Miler, launches today featuring 2008 U.S. Olympian and 3:50.64 Miler, Leo Manzano. A unique format, 4 Minutes with a Miler will share...
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