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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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