Mile News Tagged London 2012

London Olympic Silver Medalist Leo Manzano Retires

July 28, 2019

“Leo solidified in London that Americans should be getting medals at World and Olympic Games. He proved that.”

By Chris Chavez, Sports Illustrated

During the bell lap of nearly all U.S. Outdoor Track & Field Championship 1500 meter final since 2007, fans eyes had to stay peeled to the 5’5”,...

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Olympic silver medalist Leonel Manzano inspires McFarland USA youth

October 05, 2017

“Anytime I talk to people, I say, ‘Follow your passion, and do what you like to do,’ because you really don’t know where it can take you.”

By Daniel Casarez, Vida en el valle

Leonel Manzano’s humble beginnings as a Olympic runner began in his native Guanajuato, where, as a youngster, he often...

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Two-time Olympic medalist Nick Willis looks ahead

January 08, 2017

"I'm going to set goals, but the day my body or my mind decides that it's done, I'm able to walk away with my head held high."

By Nikki MacDonald, STUFF

"Good Morning," the runner says cheerily to the woman trailing two fluffy pedigrees. "What's good about it?" the dog walker challenges. She...

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The Leo Manzano Interview: London 2012, Centro, Webb and more

December 23, 2016

I want to motivate others to believe in themselves, and that was one of the key things I could do with that medal.


Why do you run?

Leo Manzano: The first thing that comes to mind is that I love it but it goes deeper than that. I run for myself and for my family. However,...

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Uceny aims for return to Olympics

July 02, 2016

“It’s the only thing I’m thinking about. Making the team is the only thing that matters.”

By Tim Creason, South Bend Tribune Correspondent

The last time the world got a good look at Morgan Uceny, she was lying flat on the ground.

The pride of Plymouth fell to the track just as she was...

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Montgomery grad Kim Conley proving she can go any distance

March 01, 2014

2012 Olympian: "If I’m running the Mile, that day I think like a Miler."

By Phil Barber, Press Democrat

Kim Conley has made herself into quite a distance runner — defined, in this case, as someone who can win a race at practically any distance.

Most of us know Conley as the local product...

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Matthew Centrowitz Wants Wanamaker Mile Record Saturday

February 13, 2013

He'll shoot for win and sub-3:52 at the Millrose Games.

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

Matthew Centrowitz, 23, won the Wanamaker Mile at the 2012 Millrose Games in 3:53.92. He returns to the Games on Saturday at the Armory in New York with Bernard Lagat’s Wanamaker record of 3:52.87 as...

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Mile Legend Bannister Attends Olympic 1500 Final

August 08, 2012

From Sports Illustrated via AP

LONDON - Roger Bannister will forever be remembered for four laps around the track.

So it was fitting that the first man to break the four-minute Mile 58 years ago was front and center in the Olympic Stadium on Tuesday night to watch the men's 1500 meters, known...

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Morgan Uceny Advances to Final in 1500 Meters

August 08, 2012

By David Woods, Indystar

LONDON -- Morgan Uceny, who once resisted becoming a Miler because she didn't want to race that far, has become one of the world's best at one of track and field's glamour distances.

Uceny, a 27-year-old from Plymouth, Ind., qualified for the 1500 meter final at the...

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Monument’s Jenny Simpson Finishes Last in Heat of 1500 Meter Semis

August 08, 2012

By John Meyer, The Denver Post

LONDON — A year ago Jenny Simpson ran what she called "the perfect race on the perfect day," winning a gold medal in the 1500 meters at the world championships. Pretty much the opposite happened Wednesday night.

Simpson, a Monument resident and Colorado grad,...

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