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2014 IAAF World Junior Championships

 

Leo Manzano

Leo Manzano

Event: 1,500m
Height: 5-5
Weight: 125
PR: 800m - 1:44.56 (2010); 1,500m - 3:32.37 (2010); mile - 3:50.64 (2010)
Born: 09/12/1984
Current Residence: Austin, Texas
Hometown: Marble Falls, Texas
High School: Marble Falls H.S. '04
College: University of Texas '08
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USA Championships
2012 Olympic Trials champion (3:35.75)
2008 Olympic Trials runner-up (3:40.90)
Four-time USA Outdoor runner-up - 2007 (3:35.29); 2009 (3:41.82); 2010 (3:50.91); 2013 (3:45.35)
 
International Championships
2012 Olympic Games 1,500m silver medalist (3:34.79)
2012 USA Indoor runner-up (3:48.05)
 
Collegiate Championships
Two-time NCAA Outdoor 1,500m champion - 2005 (3:37.15); 2008 (3:41.25)
Two-time NCAA Indoor mile champion - 2005 (3:59.86); 2007 (3:59.90)
Nine-time NCAA Division I All-American
 
Awards and Honors
2008 USTFCCCA Athlete of the Year
 
About Leo
Few athletes have seized the moment better than Leo Manzano. In the men's 1,500m final at the London Olympic Games, Manzano closed in the final meters to pick up a silver medal. It was the first American medal of any kind in the event since Jim Ryun won silver in 1968. Born in Mexico, Manzano moved with his family to Texas at the age of four where he soon began running. After a standout high school career for Marble Falls High School (Marble Falls, Texas), where he won a total of nine Texas 4A state championships, Manzano competed for the University of Texas. In Austin, he became the first ever Longhorn to make the U.S. Olympic squad in the 1,500m. He annually hosts the Leo Manzano Mile in March in Austin, Texas. 
Results
2013: 3rd at Paris 1500m (3:33.14); USA Outdoor runner-up (3:45.35); 16th at Prefontaine Mile (4:00.04); 8th at adidas Grand Prix 800m (1:48.89); 4th at Oxy HP 1500m (3:37.04); 3rd at Grand Blue Mile (4:03.59)
2012: Olympic Games silver medalist (3:34.79); Olympic Trials champion (3:35.75); 12th at Pre Classic mile (3:53.07); 4th at USATF High Performance (3:36.08); USA Indoor 1,500m champion (3:48.05); 8th at USATF Classic mile (3:57.92); 10th at Lausanne (3:34.08); 11th at Birmingham (3:42.20); 11th at Bruxelles (3:34.85)
2011: Placed 13th in second heat at World Championships semi-final (3:47.98); 3rd at USA Outdoors (3:48.16); 1st in mile at London Grand Prix (3:51.24); Best of 3:33.66 at Paris.
2010: USA Outdoor runner-up (3:50.91); 3rd at Gateshead (3.33.51); 1st at Boston Indoor Games (3:56.82); 1st at Occidental HP Invite (3:36.74); 2nd in Brussels (3:32.20.); 13th at Monaco (3:42.93); 4th in Berlin (1:44.56); 5th in Stockholm 800m (1:45.41); 3rd in London (3:50.64); Bests of 1:44.56 (800m), 3:33.51 (1,500m), 3:50.64 (mile).
2009: USA Outdoor runner-up (3:41.82); 12th at World Outdoors (3:40.05); 1st at Reebok Grand Prix (3:34.14); 2nd at London (3:53.01); Best of 3:34.14 (1,500m).
2008: Olympic Trials runner-up (3:40.90; 12th in semifinals at Olympic Games (3:50.33); 6th in opening round at Olympic Games (3:36.67); 1st in mile at Texas Relays (3:56.98); NCAA Outdoor champion (3:41.25)
2007: USA Outdoor runner-up (3:35.29); 13th in heats at World Outdoors (3:45.97); 2nd at NCAA Outdoor Championships (3:37.48); NCAA Midwest Region champion (3:40.21); Big 12 champion (3:41.60); Big 12 Indoor mile champion (3:58.78); NCAA Indoor champion (3:59.90)
2006: 3rd at USA Outdoors (3:39.49); 4th at NCAA Outdoors (3:44.59); NCAA Midwest Regional Champion (3:42.86); 6th at Big 12 Championships 800m (1:51.78); 7th in Mile at NCAA Indoor Championships; Big 12 Indoor Mile Champion (3:59.86).
2005: Finished undefeated at 1,500m; NCAA Outdoor champion (3:37.13); NCAA Midwest Regional Champion (3:44.93); Big 12 Outdoor Champion (3:45.45); Big 12 Indoor mile Champion (3:59.86); NCAA Indoor champion (3:59.86)
 
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2013
Outdoor bests - 800m, 1:46.28 (No. 14 in the USA); 1500m, 3:33.14 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 19 in the World, ranked No. 2 in the USA by T&FN) 
2012: Indoor bests – mile, 3:57.92 (No. 10 in the USA, No. 23 in the world); Outdoor bests –1,500m, 3:32.37(ranked No. 2 in the USA & ranked No. 9 in the world by T&FN); mile, 3:50.64 (No. 9 in the USA) 
2011: Outdoor bests – 1,500m, 3:33.66 (No. 3 in the USA by T&FN)
2010: Indoor bests – mile, 3:56.82 (No. 5 in the USA); 1,500m, 3:32.37 (No. 1 in the USA by T&FN, No. 11 in the world)
2009: Outdoor bests – 800m, 1:46.20 (No. 6 in the USA); 1,500m, 3:33.33 (No. 3 in the USA by T&FN)
2008: Indoor bests – mile, 3:59.21 (No. 5 in the USA); Outdoor bests – 1,500m, 3:36.67 (No. 6 in the USA, ranked No. 3 in the USA by T&FN)
2007: Indoor bests – mile, 3:59.08 (No. 3 in the USA); Outdoor bests – 1,500m, 3:35.29 (No. 4 in the USA)
2005: Indoor bests – mile, 3:59.86 (No. 4 in the USA); Outdoor bests – 1,500m, 3:37.15 (No. 7 in the USA)
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