Cameron Levins to double – Racing the 5000m and 10000m

July 24, 2012 0

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Southern Utah University’s Cameron Levins of Black Creek, British Columbia will be doing the double at the 2012 London Olympic Games. If there was any speculation about whether he would be competing in both the 5000m and 10000m events, let that end now.

August 4th, live on NBC Television, Levins will compete in the 10000m race. He qualifed by running the second fastest time in Canadian history finishing in 27:27.96, at the Payton Jordan Invitational at Stanford University April 29th 2012. The Canadian A standard
for the distance is 27:45. The world record is 26:17.53 and the Olympic Record is 27:01.17. The Canadian record that is owned by Simon Bairu of Regina, Saskatchewan is 27:23.63.

His main event is the 5000m distance. He owns a personal best of 13:18.47 achieved on April 20th, 2012.The Canadian A+ standard is 13:19.62. The world record is 12:37.35 and the Olympic record is 12:57.82. The 5000m events will happen August 8th and 11th.

Levins is also the NCAA Div 1 Champion.

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