Cam Levins set to race Canadian 10K Championships in Ottawa

The Run Ottawa workforce introduced on Wednesday that will likely be racing the 2023 Canadian 10K Championships on Could 27. The Canadian 10K Championships are a part of the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, and Levins, the Canadian marathon and half-marathon report holder, will lead a stacked subject on the occasion. 

In accordance with his , Levins has solely run a few street 10Ks, and his PB sits at 29:24. He has run loads of 10,000m races on the observe, although, and he owns a speedy PB of 27:07.51, making him the second-fastest on the distance in Canadian historical past behind solely  (who holds the nationwide report of 26:34.14).

Levins will trip an enormous wave of momentum into the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend as he’s coming off two straight record-breaking performances to start out his 2023 season. In February, he broke the Canadian half-marathon report with a , and fewer than a month later he travelled to Japan, the place he completed fifth on the Tokyo Marathon in a report time of two:05:36. 

The Canadian Championships will mark Levins’s debut on the Ottawa 10K, and it’ll give him an ideal alternative to throw down one more quick end in his 2023 marketing campaign. He instructed the Run Ottawa workforce that he plans to make use of the race to assist his preparation for the , that are slated for August in Hungary. 

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“I feel it’s essential to do under-distance races just like the 10K, even whereas coaching for the marathon, since you continue to should be ready to complete quick and it gives good growth and stimulus throughout a build-up,” he mentioned. Levins added that racing in Canada is particular for him. 

“The chance to run in such a aggressive subject in Canada is basically nice,” he mentioned. “Ottawa has all the time been an occasion at which I’ve wished to race.” 

The remainder of the Ottawa 10K subject has but to be introduced. 

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