Leo Manzano’s Silver Medal Tour Arrives in NYC
By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World
Leo Manzano, the London Olympic 1500 meter silver medalist in 3:34.79, will run the Fifth Avenue Mile in New York on September 22. "It's great to bring this to the U.S., where most people can't really get a chance to see the world class athletes in person, literally for free," he says of the New York race.
Manzano's silver was the first by an American man in the 1500 at the Olympics in 44 years. He had placed first in the 1500 at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene; in the winter, he'd defended his 1500 meter title at the 2012 USA Indoor Championships. In 2010, Manzano set personal bests in the Mile (3:50.64) and 1500 meters (3:32.37). At the University of Texas, Manzano was an NCAA champion in the 1500 twice outdoors and the Mile twice indoors.
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