Cameron Levins

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Cam Levins
Personal information
Birth name Cameron Levins
Nationality  Canadian
Born (1989-03-28) 28 March 1989 (age 25)
Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
Height 1.78 metres (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 65 kilograms (143 lb)
Sport
Country Canada
Sport Athletics
University team Southern Utah
Team Canada
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
Updated on 3 August 2014.

Cameron Levins (born March 28, 1989) is a Canadian long-distance runner from Campbell River, British Columbia. He won the bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in the 10,000 m. Levins also competed in the 2012 London Olympics.

Career[edit]

In 2012, Levins qualifyied for the 2012 London Olympics in the 10,000 metre and 5,000 metre events at the 2012 Canadian Olympic Trials in track and field in Calgary, Alberta, where he was first in the 5000. At the 2012 Summer Olympics Levins finished 11th in the 10,000 meter run in a time of 27:40.68[1] and 14th in the 5,000 meter in a time of 13:51.87 despite catching the flu just before the finals.[2] Levins finished 14th in the 10,000 meters at the 2013 World Athletics Championship in Moscow, Russia.[3]

Levins was the men's 2012 Bowerman Award winner[4] - the NCAA's annual award to the most outstanding collegiate athlete in athletics. Levins was the first Canadian winner of the award.[5]

In Glasgow, he led down the final stretch with a "spectacular kick," but finished third in 27:56.23 less than a 10th of a second behind winner Moses Kipsiro.[6]

Career highlights[edit]

2014 Commonwealth Games

  • 10,000 meters — Bronze Medal

2013 IAAF World Championships

  • 10,000 meters

2-time NCAA Champion:

  • 2012: 10000m, 5000m

14-time Summit League Champion:

  • 2008-09: 1500m
  • 2009-10: XC, mile(indoor), 3000m(indoor)
  • 2010-11: 1500m, 5000m
  • 2011-12: XC, 800m(indoor), mile(indoor), 3000m(indoor), 5000m(indoor), 1500m, 5000m, 10000m

3-time Canadian XC Champion:

  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012

Canadian Record Holder 2 mile 8:14.69 [7]

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Awards
Preceded by
Zimbabwe Ngoni Makusha
The Bowerman (men's winner)
2012
Succeeded by
Canada Derek Drouin