Cam Levins crushes Canadian 10,000m record

Black Creek runner finishes fourth in race at Prefontaine Classic in Oregon

Cam Levins crushed the Canadian 10

Cam Levins crushed the Canadian 10

Cam Levins established a Canadian record in the 10,000m track and field event at the 2015 Nike Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Ore. on Friday, May 29.

He completed the race in 27:07.51 to finish in fourth place and surpass the previous Canadian record of 27:23.63 held by Simon Bairu of Regina since 2010. The time was a personal best by more than 20 seconds for the 26-year-old Black Creek runner.

Levins trains with the Nike Oregon Project in Portland, Oregon under the  well-knwon coach Alberto Salazar. Levins competed in the 2012 London Olympic Games in both the 10,000m and 5,000m distances. Until Friday night, Levins was the second-fastest all-time Canadian in both events. This performance improved on his personal best time of 27:27.96. His 5,000m record is 13:15.19.