Roberto Caraciolo Mandje, the runner on the cover of the January 2012 issue of Running Times, is a Fox Lane grad who won the Leatherman’s Loop in 2002. His mother is originally from Equatorial Guinea and he currently competes using his mother’s last name. He competed in the 2004 Athens Olympics in the 1500 meter race for Equatorial Guinea. He ran in 3 Leatherman’s Loops with top 10 finishes in 1999 and 2000 while at Fox Lane. He won in 2002 when he denied Gerry Sullivan a third consecutive win.
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