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Craig Virgin

Full name: Craig Steven Virgin
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (179 cm)
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
Born: August 2, 1955 in Belleville, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Front Runner Racing Team
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Craig Virgin competed in two Olympics, and made the 1980 Olympic team, but he is best known for his cross-country exploits. He competed eight times for the US at the International Cross-Country in won the race in 1980-81, the first American to win that race. He won four national championships in cross-country and three TAC title on the track in the 10K – 1978-79 and 1982. He was runner-up in the NCAA 10K in 1976-77, competing for Illinois. He also won the Peachtree Road Race from 1979-81.

Personal Bests: 1500 – 3:45.7 (1979); Mile – 4:02.8 (1976); 2 miles – 8:22.0 (1978); 5000 – 13:19.1 (1980); 10000 – 27:29.16 (1980); Mar – 2-10:26 (1981); 3000S – 8:52.1 (1978).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics Men's 10,000 metres United States USA 6 h2 r1/2
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 10,000 metres United States USA 9 h1 r1/2

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A)
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 6 28:30.22
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Round One Heat One 9 28:37.58