Manzano ready for another Olympic runJuly 5th, 2012 at 9:48 pm by Roger Wallace under Sports
Leo Manzano is on the run, all the time. The 1500 Meter Olympic trials winner stopped by the KXAN studios on Thursday and then will jet off to Europe Saturday. The pride of Marble Falls/Granite Shoals (he always includes Granite Shoals when talking about his hometown) will run a few tune up races before his 2nd Olympic experience. Manzano is hoping for a little more success this time around. He admitted that he was just happy to be in Beijing and was a little too wide-eyed as he took in the whole Olypmic experience. I remember him telling us a story in Beijing about how cool it was that he could get his hair cut for free in the Olympic village. Manzano said that while he appreciates the opportunity to run in London as much as he did in 2008, he feels likes he’s in better position to make a run at a medal. Manzano advanced to the semifinals in 2008, but did not make it to the finals. You can see an extended interview with Manzano on KXAN Game Night Sunday at 10:30.