"The untold story of a skinny Midwestern farm boy, born with a life-threatening disability, who became one of America's greatest running legends."
It was exciting! Got nervous reading about the races. I winced when Craig started running again after surgeries, and I was inspired by his resilience. I even went for a run tonight!
HS Teacher & Coach
Craig remains the only U.S. male to win the
World Cross Country title, a feat he accomplished twice.
“I came to Paris to beat the American record and to prove I would have had something to say in Moscow.” ~ Craig Virgin
Above video footage was filmed in Paris, France, at the Hippodrome de Longchamp on March 9, 1980.
Footnote: Video footage has yet to be found of Craig's World Cross Country win held in Barcelona, Spain, at the Hippodromo de la Zarzuela on March 28, 1981.
"I refuse to set limits. The ones you have... are the ones you impose upon yourself!" ~Craig Virgin