A Man of incredible determination and discipline, Craig prevailed over extreme pain and bitter disappointments to reinvent himself...
Nine-time New York City Marathon champion, Grete Waitz, and her husband, Jack, visited Craig in November of 1980. The Norwegian couple stayed at the Lebanon, Illinois home of Craig’s grandmother, Rachel Putt. Grete’s tender letter to Grandma Putt in 1981 became more poignant in 2011 when Grete lost her battle with cancer.
Three of the greatest runners in Illinois high school history are Lukas Verzbicas (left), Craig and Chris Derrick (right). Verzbicas became the fifth U.S. high schooler to break the four-minute mile when he clocked 3:59.71 in 2011. Derrick set the U.S. Junior 5,000-meter run record of 13:29.98 in 2009.
Craig Virgin: The Runner
American Running's Track Talk - with 3-time Olympian Craig Virgin - part 1
Sports - American Running Legend - Craig Virgin
Former Olympian Craig Virgin