Manzano’s Silver Medal Coach – Ryan Ponsonby

2012 Silver Medalist Leo Manzano picked a young unknown coach in 2008 to lead him to the medal stand. Ryan Ponsonby was a volunteer assistant coach at Texas when Manzano asked Ryan to coach him. Over the last 4 years there have been many ups and some downs. At the 2012 Olympics here in London, all their work paid off as Leo Manzano kicked past 7 runners in the last 100 meters to win the Silver Medal in historic fashion. Leo’s Silver medal is the USA’s first medal in the 1500 since 1968!