During the 2012 Olympic Games Leo Manzano shattered a 44 year drought for Team USA in the 1500 meter event, earning a Silver medal with a blistering fast close in the final 100 meters. Listen as host Richard Diaz helps Leo re-live his amazing accomplishments.
Leo Manzano earned a 1500 meter silver medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games (3:34.79); the first American to do so since Jim Ryun‘s silver in Mexico City 1968. He won his first USA Outdoor 1500 meter title at the 2012 Olympic Trials, earning his second berth on a U.S. Olympic team.
He was also the 2012 USA Indoor 1500m champion with a blazing finish. A 2008 Olympian at 1500 meters, coming off of a runner-up finish at the U.S. Olympic Trials, Manzano also has a trio of USA runner-up finishes at 1500 meters, in 2007, 2009 and 2010.