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.
Barrios ran 13:46.47 to beat Torrence by .13-seconds. Garrett Heath was a close 4th as Cam Levins was 5th. US's Cory McGee finished 4th in the women's 1500 which was won by Colombia's Muriel Coneo.
*MB: Cam Levins horrible tactics gets boxed and beaten by four scrubs in last 200
*MB: Rosa brothers, least Puerto Rican looking people ever, running for Puerto Rico
Cam Levins will do the 5/10 double, Brandon McBride in the 800.
*MB: Nate Brannen runs 3:35 but not going to worlds b/c of Canada's early deadline
Overall, I am really happy with it, and I’m excited to see what the rest of the season has in store."
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Levins reveals that he was dealing with an illness before Millrose where he ran a sub-par 5000. Those who question his double at the ATI should remember his epic quadruples from college.
*LRC Archives: Salazar completely WASTES Levin's AMAZING fitness on pointless DOUBLES
*Cam Levins: performance of the week??
*Cam Levins quadruples again!
Talking about his first "easy" run with the group Levins said, “The last couple of miles were run in 5:15 or 5:20 and that was an easy run. I would never have thought to have even approach that pace for my easy runs.”
Farah collapsted on his bathroom floor and called Cam Levins for help, who then called the hospital. Farah said, , "I then had to be airlifted to the main hospital as they thought something was going on with my heart – it was just crazy."
Moses Kipsiro stole good and the Kenyans blame Cam or should we say Cameroon. “Cameroon ruined our strategy in Glasgow when he kicked early forcing us to follow him and he looked strong. We also didn’t see Kipsiro sneaking in at the far end.”
"I know I'm in the right spot, and I don't feel like I'm just going to be an also-ran now. I feel like I'm a deserving member of my team."