Ailing with ‘bad cold,’ Black Creek runner 14th in Olympic 5,000-metre final

Black Creek runner Cam Levins finished 14th Saturday in the men’s 5,000-metre final at the London Olympics.

Suffering from ‘a bad cold,’ Black Creek runner Cam Levins finished 14th Saturday in the men’s 5,000-metre final at the London Olympics.

The 5,000 is usually Levins’ best distance, and he set a personal best time of 13 minutes, 18.29 seconds in a semi-final Wednesday.

He hung around the back of the pack throughout the final, finishing 14th of 15 runners in 13:51.87.

It was a disappointing end to a season in which Levins burst onto the international scene by becoming a two-time NCAA champion competing for Southern Utah University.

Briton Mo Farah delighted 80,000 spectators by winning the 5,000 final to become the sixth man to win gold in it and the 10,000-metre distance at the same Olympics.

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