April 25, 2015
Leo Manzano turned the tables on Matthew Centrowitz from the Grand Blue Road Mile in Des Moines earlier this week as Leo got the win today in the Drake mile on the track.
Manzano used a 56.53 final lap to get the wind on a cool and windy day at Drake in 4:00.05 as Centrowitz was second in 4:00.54. AJ Acosta was third in 4:01.34.
Given the wind, no one was interested in going with the rabbit. Ignoring the rabbit, heading into the last lap, AJ Acosta (3:03.30) had the lead but Manzano was lurking (3:00.52). Centrowitz was still in the thick of things, but running a somewhat lackadaisical race, as he was needlessly 5-6 meters back of Manzano.
Manzano took the lead from Acosta as they came off of the final turn but Centrowitz was very much within striking distance. However, Centrowitz was unable to run Leo down during the final 100.
Results and screenshots from the USATF.tv broadcast appear below. A race replay should eventually show up at USATF.tv.
Discuss this race in our fan forum: MB: 2015 Drake Relays Mile – Who Wins and Will Alan Webb’s 3:51.71 Record Go Down?
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