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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