Doug Robinson: SUU's Levins runs large number of miles to reach lofty goals

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  • HeidiN Lehi, UT
    May 16, 2012 2:04 p.m.

    Dear Doug,
    I came across this article in the Deseret News. I am the daughter of Paul Cummings. I felt that I needed to correct a couple of inaccuracies with your article. My father at his high mileage was running up to 160 miles. His poor performance in the 1984 Olympics was due to very bad allergies and the Olympic Committee would only allow him to take kenelog shots. It put a lot of water weight on him as well as the complications of his severe allergies. He did suffer from injures later in his career but also had little to do with his mileage. He was hit by a truck in SLC while training for the 88' Olympics. And struggled with Mono in his later masters years. But again not related to his high milage. Felt like the information needed to be accurate especially where he is not here to correct things himself. Thanks!

  • 7dawg Norman, OK
    May 16, 2012 9:43 a.m.

    Wow!!! No wonder he is getting attention for his mileage, that is pounding the pavement! I wish for his continued success, especially for the Olympics. I hope it doesn't come back to bite him though, once he overtrains he will not be able to compete the same for like a year. With what he is doing it is like the BYU guy said, it is not a matter of if, but when something is going to happen.