Cameron Levins sets Canadian record

Cameron Levins sets Canadian record

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British Columbian Cameron Levins set a new Canadian record by completing the marathon at the World Championships in Athletics in two hours, seven minutes and nine seconds on Sunday in Oregon.&nbsp ;

The 33-year-old athlete broke the previous mark by 25 seconds. 

He was the one who set the previous record, in 2018, in Toronto.< /p>

Levins finished the day's competition in fourth place. This is the best Canadian result at the prestigious event. 

Peter Maher previously held the record with a 10th place finish at the 1993 Worlds.

He is the Ethiopian Tairat Tola who won the race (2:05.36) of the day. His compatriot Mosinet Geremew (2:06.44) and Belgian Bashir Abdi (2:06.48) completed the podium.