Levins says he wants to go to another Olympics and it's too early to say if he'll be going in the marathon. *Canadian Running Magazine article
“I’m really pleased with the race. My foot finally felt perfect the last few weeks; I was able to train both hard and consistently. I’m really excited to see what I can do in the next month before I start track season. "
Levins says he had a "pretty good" relationship with Salazar, although not as personal as he has with his former college coach Eric Houle. Levins said the doping allegations were tough to deal with, but weren't why he left the group and he has "the utmost faith" that his former teammates are clean.
De Grasse won the 100 in 9.99 as Melissa Bishop broke the meet record with 1:59.32. Brandon McBride won the men's race by almost a second in 1:45.25. In the men's 1500 Charles Philibert-Thiboutot beat out Justin Knight and Nate Brannen and Gabriela Stafford beat out Nicole Sifuentes. Mohammed Ahmed won the 5K with Cam Levins only 7th. *Results
*Canada Names Their Olympic Team We're happy to see they named Lanni Marchant in both the 10K and marathon. Levins not named in either the 5K or 10K even though he had the standard in both from last year.
Christopher Kelsall writes that despite similar credentials, Levins has always garnered more attention in the Canadian media. But then Ahmed took the lead with a lap to go at Pre and caused a "social media flutter".
"It certainly felt sluggish trying to get out fast at the beginning of the race, but I am really pleased with how I felt. Overall, it was nice to break up the training a little and race something for fun.” *Race Video
BYU's Connor Ross won in 1:49.40.
Andrew Wheating is in the 800 (also listed in mile) vs Tyler Mulder while the mile has Trevor Dunbar, Hassan Mead and Will Geoghegan in the mile.