Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Manzano Mile Founder, Leo Manzano, Takes Olympic 1500m Silver Medal

Dan Carroll
High Five Events
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Manzano Mile Founder, Leo Manzano, Takes Olympic 1500m Silver Medal

Austin, Texas (August 2012) USA Olympian, Leo Manzano, founder of the The Manzano Mile, took the Silver Medal in an electrifying 1500 meter run on Tuesday in London, a feat that had not been duplicated by an American since Jim Ryun in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics 44 years ago. The 2-Time Olympian and Nike Sponsored athlete founded the Manzano Mile in 2010. The 2013 event is tentatively planned for Saturday, March 23, 2013.

The Manzano Mile consists of the individual mile, mile relay and the 1379 Future Milers of America kids 400. The individual mile has two divisions, open and age group and the mile relay has three divisions separated by industry, these various divisions make the Manzano Mile a challenge for people of all ages and skill levels. The Manzano Mile is produced by Austin, Texas based High Five Events and Jack & Adam’s Bicycles.

“We’re extremely proud of and happy for Leo,” says Jack Murray, owner of Jack & Adam’s Bicycles. “Not only is he an amazing athlete, but he’s also an amazing person with a lot of heart.” In March 2012, almost 300 people came to Austin, Texas to watch or be a part of the Manzano Mile, an event where Manzano broke the record for the fastest mile ever run in Texas. “After Leo’s Silver Medal performance, we expect many more participants and spectators for the 2013 edition,” says Dan Carroll of High Five Events.

About Leo Manzano
Manzano, Olympic Silver Medalist, was born in Mexico and 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. On top of all of the athletic accolades, Manzano spends his time working with his charity, The Manzano Foundation. The Manzano Foundation combines Leo's passion for running with his desire to better his community and the local youth. The organization aims to reach out to the community and it's youth through Health and fitness to promote excellence, mentorship and financial support to the community and community events and efforts.

About High Five Events
High Five Events is a multi-sport event production company and the official race director for Jack & Adam’s Bicycles events. High Five Events produces many of the largest triathlons in Texas and provides event management consulting and equipment leasing services to over 30 events per year.

About Jack & Adam’s Bicycles
Located in Austin, TX, Jack and Adam’s Bicycles is a complete triathlon and road cycling store.
Founded in 2004, it has been voted Best Triathlon Store in Texas every year since its inception. The store is renowned for its friendly service, incredible product support, and community involvement.