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 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.

 

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