As expected, all but one of the top 15 runners hailed from the African continent with the Kenyans finishing 2nd through 5th, 7th and 10th. Levins finished the 12k race with a time of 36:36, finishing ahead of teammate Kelly Wiebe who crossed the finish line in 59th place with a time of 36:39. The rest of the Canadian team finished near the back of the pack as the Canucks finished 16th overall, besting Brazil which finished 17th.
Kenya ultimately won the team championship with its bunch finish in the top ten while Ethiopia's Imana Marga captured the individual title with a first-place time of 33:50.
"This is a race that Cam will remember for the rest of his life," SUU head track and field coach Eric Houle said. "This was like racing against 100 Michael Jordans and to finish in the top half of that field and in the world is truly an amazing accomplishment."
Levins will now return to SUU and continue the outdoor track season where the junior has already turned in one of the nation's fastest 5,000-meter times with an eye on an NCAA national championship in June.
For more information on the IAAF World Cross Country Championships go to IAAF Race Results.