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Cam Levins continues comeback from injury, runs 29:24 at Maine 10K

The former Canadian 10,000m record holder continued his upward trajectory with a solid run at the Beach to Beacon 10k Road Race

Cam Levins

Less than 24 hours after losing his Canadian 10,000m record to Mohammed Ahmed, Cam Levins continued his comeback bid with a solid run in Maine.

The 28-year-old who recently left the Nike Oregon Project to reconnect with his college coach ran 29:24 at the Beach to Beacon 10K in Cape Elizabeth. He finished ninth beating a big name in athletics, Tariku Bekele, the younger brother of Kenenisa Bekele. The younger Bekele won the Olympic 10,000m bronze medal in 2012.

RELATED: Cam Levins leaves Oregon Project, no longer with Nike.

The former Nike-sponsored athlete who now runs unattached last raced at the B.A.A. 10K in June where he clocked 30:04. Saturday morning’s time was a more-than 30-second improvement on that mark as the runner known for his high mileage returns to his old ways after a lengthy stint under Alberto Salazar.

Beach to Beacon 10km, Cape Elizabeth, ME; Aug 5. © Mike Scott 2017.

Posted by Michael Scott on Sunday, August 6, 2017

As he has done in other recent races, Levins continues to rock the Canadian singlet on course. Levins’ recent races have come after a lengthy stint away from running following ankle surgery last summer.

Stephen Kosgei-Kibet won the men’s 10K in 27:55 while Mary Keitany won the women’s race in 30:41. Local Maine native Joan Benoit Samuelson, the winner of the women’s marathon at the 1984 Olympics and also the race’s founder, set a new American age-group 10K record (W60+) running 39:19.

As many as 6,879 runners, from 18 countries, took part in the event