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LONG

ROAD

TO

THE

TOP

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

ready."

Utah University is excited to witness

rather be running.

will

distance

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

According

to

Houle,

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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SUU In View - Fall 2012  

The Fall 2012 issue of Southern Utah University’s alumni magazine.