"The Clifton is my favorite road shoe because it's light, responsive, and it absorbs the pounding on my feet which keeps it easy on the knees and back. "
–Leo Manzano
LEO MANZANO September 12,1984 AUSTIN,TX

Biography

Few athletes have seized the moment better than Leo Manzano. In the men's 1500m 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. Turning professional right out of college, Leo now specializes in the 1500m and has gathered many top finishes at USA Track and Field Championships. He has been representing HOKA ONE ONE since 2014 and continues to perform at the highest level of competition around the world.

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Career Highlights

  • 2015 3rd Place at USA Outdoor Championships (3:38.76)
  • 2014 1500m USA Outdoor National Champion (3:38.63)
  • 2012 Olympic Games 1500m Silver Medalist (3:34.79)
  • 2012 Olympic Trials Champion (3:35.75)
  • Four-time USA Outdoor runner-up
  • Two-time NCAA Indoor Mile Champion

Personal Records

  • 800m – 1:44.56
  • 1000m – 2:19.73
  • 1500m – 3:30.98
  • Mile – 3:50.64