Mile News Tagged Leo Manzano


Why You Need to Participate in the Manzano Mile in 2014

March 25, 2013

By Leah Fisher Nyfeler, Austin Fit Magazine

I confess:  The thought of running at an all-comers track meet had me scared to death. I’ve never been in a track meet, although I cheered my son on enthusiastically when he was in middle school (he ran hurdles) and then again when he ran cross...

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Big River Running Festival of Miles: Stepping Stone to Olympic Dreams

March 14, 2013

St. Louis Track Club Men’s Mile champion could take home $4000, including $1000 meet record bonus; Leo Manzano’s 2009 performance stepping stone for his 2012 Olympic silver medal

By Bring Back the Mile

ST. LOUIS - On a late May evening in 2009, a collegiate star and 2008 Olympian from the...

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Bring Back the Mile Marks First Year

January 16, 2013

National movement to elevate and celebrate storied distance to expand beachhead in 2013; first-year anniversary contest ends Sunday, January 20, 2013

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – (January 16, 2013) – On Friday, January 18, Bring Back the Mile, launched with a YouTube trailer video called “I am the...

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State of the Mile Report: 2012

December 28, 2012

And the future looks bright for the iconic distance in the USA

By Bring Back the Mile

On January 18, 2012, Bring Back the Mile launched with a cardboard sign and video: the start of a movement to return America’s Distance, the Mile, to prominence and to leverage the emotional appeal of this...

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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; Flotrack.com 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 on Competitor Radio

November 08, 2012

Leo Manzano came to the U.S. from Mexico when he was just four years old. During some of the first running races he wore hiking boots and long pants. Leo has definitely come a long way. This past summer he became the first American to medal at the Olympic 1500 since Jim Ryun back in 1968 when he...

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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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Return the Mile to prominence on the American & worldwide sports and cultural landscape by elevating and celebrating the Mile to create a movement.

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Bring Back the Mile as the premier event in the sport, and increase interest in and media coverage of the Mile for both those who love the distance as well as the general public.

CELEBRATE
Bring Back the Mile to celebrate the storied distance and to recognize the people who made and make the Mile great and to promote Mile events and the next generation of U.S. Milers.

NATIONAL MOVEMENT
Bring Back the Mile to create a national movement for the Mile as America’s Distance,
to inspire Americans to run the Mile as part of their fitness program and to replace the 1600 meters at High School State Track & Field Meets across the country.

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