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2012 London Olympics: Houston's Leo Manzano Takes Silver In 1500m

The United States took home another medal on Tuesday when Marble Falls, Texas native Leo Manzano took silver in the mens' 1500 meters. Manzano used a late surge to pull from sixth to second, and became the first American to medal in the event since 1968.

Algerian Makhloufi Taoufik finished first and took the gold with a time of 3:34.08, barely besting Manzano's time of 3.34.79. Morocco's Iguider Abdalaati took the bronze with a time of 3:35.13.

The London Olympic Games are Manzano's first. The 27-year-old University of Texas graduate won the USA Indoor Track and Field Championship in the 1500m, and placed first in the 2012 US Olympic Trials in the event.

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