Michael Mannozzi

The Italian Stallion of USA Track & Field
Youngstown, OH Notre Dame College Liberty, SC

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I am thankful for the ability to WALK faster than most people in the world can run!

The Race is always in front of you, never behind you.


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Miranda Melville sets two American records, earns first Athlete of the Week honor of 2017
Taylor-Talcott makes history, athletes set season and personal bests at IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships
USATF Spotlight: 2016 U.S. Olympic Race Walk Trials

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Michael Mannozzi

Born and raised in the Youngstown area of Ohio, Michael attended Boardman High School prior to Notre Dame College, where he earned a degree as a Mild to Moderate Intervention Specialist. While at Boardman, Michael was an award-winning wrestler before finding his talents in the Race Walk. In fact, he was a three-sport athlete, competing in football, wrestling, and track. Once arriving at Notre Dame College, he would go from walk-on to champion, and set a lot of "firsts" at the school, as the first…

About Michael

  • Coach: Stafford Whalen
  • Philanthropic involvement: M.S. Society, Cerebral Palsy, Autism Awareness, ADHD
  • Special skills: Inspiring others and transcending boundaries!
  • Hobbies: History, learning different languages and about different cultures. Learning about nature and wildlife/ecosystems. Sports. Learning more about other people.
  • Challenges I have overcome: Living with ADHD and being successful, coping with death of parents and siblings.
  • Favorite Food: Cavatelli and meatballs with tomato sauce
  • Favorite TV Show: Breaking Bad
  • Dream Vacation: Italy and the Philippines
  • Hidden Talent: I played the viola for 8 years, through middle school and high school
  • Favorite Place to Compete: Anywhere that is not too hot or too cold
  • Favorite Holiday: Easter
  • Warm Up Song: "Praise You"
  • I Most Enjoy Competing Against: the top athletes in the world
  • After Competition Indulgence: Milkshake with whipped cream
  • High School PR: 5:24 for the mile in trainers and yes, I have come a long way since then!
  • Spouse: Jemema Caratao
  • Children: Matthew James Mannozzi, born March 3, 2016

Team Michael:

2012 Millrose Games Susan Rudin 1 Mile Race Walk Championship

Michael J. Mannozzi "The Italian Stallion"

USA 5K Race Walk Championship from RUNNING Series

I just registered for 81st Annual USATF National 40km Race Walk Championships and 20km Junior Race Walk Champs usin… https://t.co/6CfiOYz5Zl

#Race walking the half -marathon portion of the @torontomarathon today! Thrilled to join others around the globe i… https://t.co/L1JDEIfK1Z