Mile News Tagged Leo Manzano

Catching Up with Bring Back the Mile’s Ryan Lamppa

December 27, 2012

By Scott Bush, RunnerSpace

In the beginning of 2012 fans across the sport were introduced to Bring Back the Mile. The movement launched a national discussion around the Mile, both on the track and on the roads, as coaches, athletes, fans, race directors and others in the sport started to take...

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Local Olympian Donates to Blue Santa

December 13, 2012

Leo Manzano's organization donated $7500

By Calily Bien, KXAN

AUSTIN, Texas - Leo Manzano, the 2012 Olympic silver medalist in the men's 1500 meters, gave the Austin Police Department's Blue Santa program an early Christmas gift on Thursday.

Manzano said the media attention swirling around...

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A Humble Start

December 12, 2012

By Josh Weaver, Odessa America

KERMIT, Texas - Leo Manzano took hold of his passion at an early age and has since run with it around the globe, leaving footprints across roads, terrains and tracks that were once figments of his imagination.

He said running was his way out. It has been his...

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Olympians Converge on Austin to Chart Future of Professional Track & Field

November 27, 2012

Olympic silver medalists Leo Manzano and Adam Nelson as well as Amy Acuff, Amy Yoder Begley and top coaches expected at Texas summit; to stream live; free track & field clinic post-event

AUSTIN, Texas – (November 27, 2012) – The Austin Track Club is presenting the Professional...

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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...

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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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