Levins, taking the lead in the last lap of the NCAA championships 10,000 meter race.
the recognition, he’d, quite simply,
to dream about what you could do, I
improving, though his performance
can’t do anything for you. But if you
thus far has certainly upped the ante.
can imagine great things and move
"I don't think success in the 2012
toward it, if you can actually see and
Games is impossible—a top ten
appreciate that ‘I am better today
performance would be pretty cool."
than I was yesterday,’ and if you can
Levins finished 11th in the 10,000m
work with no regrets, now you’re
finals; the 5,000m is considered
going somewhere. Cam gets that.”
his stronger race of the two and,
This is evident in Levins' plan
according to Houle who is in London
of attack for the Olympics: "I don't
with his star athlete, Levins
So Houle does the pontificating
necessarily feel like 2012 is my
go into the 5K finals confident and
for him: “Where he’s running right
time to medal . If it does, fantastic,
ready to run with the very best.
now—number one in the country
but either way it's time to go out
From Black Creek to Cedar City to
in the ten and the five, with
there and do my absolute best." He
a hopeful top 10 finish in London—
unprecedented performances back to
continues, "I want to get used to the
impressive strides for someone who
back—Cam will be spoken about for
Olympic atmosphere and get ready
"wasn't much better than anyone
years to come and will influence the
for 2016, when I'm really gonna be
else" just four years ago. Southern
way we train distance runners from
Utah University is excited to witness
rather be running.
Cam's pace as he moves forward, a
And that, explains Houle, is
runners generally peak at 32 years-
Thunderbird alumnus and world-
exactly what Levins has brought to
old, which means Levins may have
class athlete on the rise.
SUU Track and Field.
a decade of great racing left to run.
here on out.”
“As a coach, if you’re not willing
At press time, days away from his second Olympic medal race, Levins is excited about the long road yet ahead and eager to continue working and
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