# NAME TIME CLUB PROVINCE YEAR AGE
1 258 Cameron
Levins 29:41.55 Comox
Cougars BC 1989 23
2 398 Mohammed
Ahmed 29:42.07 Niagara
Club ON 1991 21
as much of a Levins fan as I am, I could say the exact same thing about Chris Derrick after following the racing scene this winter.
Levins coming out party internationally is about to happen very soon. The bandwagon train is rolling and you better get on for the ride!!
Cam Levins reminds me of Josh McDougal, a really hard-working guy who saw some great results when he beat Rupp for the win his last NCAA XC season. Obviously Levins is more accomplished, and hopefully will have more continued professional success, but if I were to bet I'd say that Levins is already close to his peak potential.
I think Derrick, however, will surpass many people's expectations, as long as he can remain healthy. In my eyes his recent 5000 was solid but not exceptional for him. Indoors doesn't seem to be his strength, and sometime soon I think he might have a stunning break-out race. Maybe at World XC, or maybe not until May or June in a 10K.
I'm not saying he'll be beating Rupp this year, but he could definitely solidify his position as our #2 10k man.
If Derrick is even within 10 spots behind Levins at World Cross-Country I would be very surprised. Levins coming out party internationally is about to happen very soon. The bandwagon train is rolling and you better get on for the ride!!
I'd think Levins would be thrilled to be as successful as Salazar, who won three consecutive NYC Marathons from 80-82 and Boston in '82, and 2nd in World XC in '82 and 4th in '83. Awesome. His biggest disappointment of course was his failure in the 1984 Olympic Marathon, and general decline in his running. I read that it was due to some health issues he had. In the end I suppose whether it's health problems or limits in talent, it was a career cut short, though he had a bit of a comeback in ultra-marathoning in the 90s.
That's an interesting comparison. Levins certain trains hard and purportedly puts in big mileage, but strikes me as being under control and racing within himself. Whereas, McDougal seemed to push himself beyond what most runners are capable of and it caught up with him. As I write this, I see McDougal as more like Salazar.
Ridiculous comparison. Webb ran a 3:53 mile in highschool. Levins hadn't broken 4 minutes for the 1500.
Cam Levins is simply a canadian long distance poor man version of alan webb which means we will burn out after an early peak
Levins lost the Canadian cross country championships.