Cameron Levins

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Cam Levins
Cameron Levins 2013.jpg
Levins in 2013
Personal information
Birth name Cameron Levins
Nationality Canadian
Born (1989-03-28) 28 March 1989 (age 27)
Black Creek, British Columbia, Canada
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Country Canada
Sport Track, Long-distance running
University team Southern Utah
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 800 meters: 1:49.73[1] [2]
1500 meters: 3:36.88[1]
Indoor mile: 3:54.74[1]
Indoor 2-mile: 8:14.69[1]
5000 meters: 13:15.19[1]
10,000 meters: 27:07.51[1]
Updated on 18 March 2015.

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.


In 2012, Levins qualified 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[3] and 14th in the 5,000 meter in a time of 13:51.87 despite catching the flu just before the finals.[4] Levins finished 14th in the 10,000 meters at the 2013 World Athletics Championship in Moscow, Russia.[5]

Levins was the men's 2012 Bowerman Award winner[6] - the NCAA's annual award to the most outstanding collegiate athlete in athletics. Levins was the first Canadian winner of the award.[7]

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.[8]

Career highlights[edit]

2015 IAAF World Championships

  • 10,000 meters

2014 Commonwealth Games

  • 10,000 meters — Bronze Medal

2013 IAAF World Championships

  • 10,000 meters

2012 London Olympics

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 for 2 mile 8:14.69 and 10k 27:07.51 [9]

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