Leo Manzano Wins 800 M in Sotteville France
Warm up Race Is in the "W" Column
SOTTEVILLE, France -- July 10, 2012 -- Fresh off his U.S. National title win, Leo Manzano captured another 1st place finish this time in the 800m race today in Sotteville Les Rouen in France with a time was 1:46.79.
Manzano made a pit-stop back home in Austin, Texas for a few days before heading out to Europe to prepare for the 2012 Olympic Games. In order to keep his racing fresh, Manzano has entered three European races prior to the Games.
"I'm very pleased with today's result," said Manzano. "With all the traveling and the time change, I wasn't sure what I had in the tank, but I felt strong today."
This weekend, on July 14th, he will defend his title in the Emsley Carr Mile at the prestigious IAAF Aviva London Grand Prix in London.
The following week, Manzano will travel to Monte Carlo, Monaco to compete in the 1500m atthe IAAF Herculis Meet on, July 20th, 2012.
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