Cam Levins confirmed what many track fans had been speculating for months: he’s leaving Utah to join Alberto Salazar’s Nike-sponsored training group in Oregon, according to reports.
In the recent FloTrack documentary series, Driven, Levins spoke about the possibility of moving to Oregon since his fiancee, Elizabeth Butler, had applied to graduate school at Pacific University. She was recently accepted and Levins is now leaving his base in Cedar City, Utah to train with Olympic medallists Mo Farah and Galen Rupp, along with Dathan Ritzenhein.
It will be the third coaching change in the past year for Levins, who ran for Canada in the 5,000m and 10,000m at the London Olympics. He made all of his major breakthroughs with coach Eric Houle at Southern Utah University, dropping his 5,000m PB to 13:18.29 and his 10,000m PB to 27:27.96. Following the Olympics, Levins made the surprise switch to Speed River’s Dave Scott-Thomas, who wrote his latest training program, while Levins carried out the workouts in Utah under Houle’s supervision.
Levins plans to join the training group at the Nike Oregon Project in May, and is targeting the world championships in August as his goal for the season.