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Published August 11, 2012 8:50 pm

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SUU's Levins lags in 5,000 meters

Southern Utah track star Cam Levins came down with a cold at the worst possible time. Levins said he became ill after his first race in London last week, and could not shake it off in time to perform his best for his native Canada on Saturday in the 5,000 meters. Instead, he lagged at the back of the pack the whole way and finished 14th in a 15-man field to conclude a season in which he became a two-time NCAA champion. "Just a bad cold that's moved down into my chest, my lungs," he said, "and you kind of need those to run well." Great Britain's Mo Farah held off Ethiopia's Dejen Gebremeskel to win in 13 minutes, 41.66 seconds. Kenya's Thomas Longosiwa finished third.

The Salt Lake Tribune