Black Creek’s Cam Levins runs with the in-crowd.
The in-crowd in this case, of course, is the world’s best 10,000 metre runners who hang out at the Olympics in London.
Levins ran a 27:40.68 in the 10,000 metre final on Saturday to finish 11th. Levins stayed with the lead pack throughout the whole race which was won by Great Britain’s Mo Farah in a time of 27:30.42. Silver went to the United States’ Galen Rupp and bronze went to Tariku Bekele of Ethiopia. It was only in the last lap that the eventual winners stretched out the field at all but Levins was in the top group in this large field of racers.
Levins said he didn’t have the final kick to take himself up to the front of the pack – this time. Levins is the NCAA champion in the 10,000 metre and runs for Southern Utah University. He received great support from his hometown Black Creek and from his university town, Cedar City.
“I want to say thanks for all the support,” Levins told the Salt Lake City Deseret News of his fans in Black Creek and Cedar City. “Thanks for watching back home, and hopefully I can do better for you guys next time.”
The next time for Levins will be the 5,000 metre race which will be held Saturday at approximately 11:30 a.m. PST.