Cam Levins spoke to media on Friday and announced that he would not be running the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half-Marathon on Sunday due to injury.
The star Canadian, the former national record holder in the 10,000m at 27:07.51, was set to make his half-marathon debut in Toronto with hopes of attaining the IAAF World Half-Marathon Championships standard in the process. Instead, he will be on the lead vehicle taking in the marathon in hopes of making his debut over 42.2K in Toronto in 12 months.
"My plan is to go out with the marathon pace group at 63 minutes. What I would like to do is try and qualify for the 2018 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships." We are thrilled to announce that @camlevins will make his debut in the half marathon on October 22nd at #STWM. Read the full story via the link in our profile.
The 28-year-old says the injury is not serious but is taking the week off running as a precaution. He was out for the second half of 2016 after having surgery on his foot following the 2016 Olympic Trials and has been making strides in returning to top form in the months since including a victory at September’s Canadian 5K Road Race Championships.
See the full start list for the Toronto Waterfront Marathon here and live stream details here.