Cameron Levins

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Cameron Levins
Personal information
Nationality  Canadian
Born (1989-03-28) 28 March 1989 (age 25)
Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
Height 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m)
Weight 143 pounds (65 kg)

Cameron Levins (born March 28, 1989) is a Canadian long-distance runner from Campbell River, British Columbia. Levins surprised the nation after years of not being known as a runner by qualifying for the 2012 London Olympics in the 10,000 metres with an A standard and in the 5,000 metres event with an A standard and a first place finish at the 2012 Canadian Olympic Trials in track and field in Calgary, Alberta. 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]

Career highlights[edit]

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 [4]

Personal Bests:

  • 800 Meter- 1:49.91
  • 1,500 Meter- 3:36.88 (Oxy 2013)
  • Mile- 3:57.16
  • 3,000 Meter- 7:45.75
  • 5,000 Meter- 13:18.29
  • 10,000 Meter- 27:27.96

Levins is also the first and only Canadian to ever win the Bowerman Award, the NCAA's most prestigious award in athletics handed out annually to the top male and female athletes in the NCAA. Despite only being awarded since 2009, other recipients of the Bowerman Award include decathlon world record holder Ashton Eaton, London 2012 10,000m silver medalist Galen Rupp, and 2011 1500m world champion Jennifer Simpson.[5]

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