I was so glad to see Leo Manzano streak down the backstretch and get the silver medal in last night’s 1500m race. Here is a nice piece on Manzano, who came to the United States as an undocumented immigrant.
But can someone explain his pre-race ritual? Seriously, I would like to know more about it. I am guessing that it is somehow rooted in Mexican Catholicism, but I could be wrong. (If it is a spiritual ritual, I have a bit of a problem with the goofy music used in this YouTube clip).