Fri, September 20, 2013

Cameron Levins moves to 5,000M final

By CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency


Canada's Cameron Levins runs a personal best in his men's 5000M Round 1 heat during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium August 8, 2012. (REUTERS)


LONDON - This has already been a successful Olympic Games for Cameron Levins.

The runner from Black Creek, B.C., turned in a personal best performance in the heats of the 5,000 metres at the Olympic Stadium Wednesday to advance to Saturday's final.

That was his goal coming into these Games.

He said a strong performance in the 10,000 metres Saturday gave him confidence.

"I'm glad to have made it through. I was more confident in the 5K than the 10K. I knew I just needed to get to the last lap and go," said Cameron, whose time of 13 minutes, 18.29 seconds was the eighth-fastest time in the two heats.

"Finishing 11th in the 10K provided me with a lot of experience and gave me a big confidence boost that I can race at this level."

The top five runners in each heat moved on, as well as the next five fastest times.

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