Craig Virgin

Craig Virgin

March 09, 2020

Craig Virgin Recalls His Epic Victory at the World Cross Country Championships, 40 Years Later

Only one American man has ever won World XC. In his own words, Virgin describes how he survived his four "moments of truth" to win in Paris in 1980, where he celebrated with champagne long into the night.
April 02, 2019

WTW: 7 Final Thoughts About World XC + Emily Sisson Delivers

Is Burundi on its way to being the newest East African distance power? How in the world did the US men lose to Tanzania? Plus Dom Scott went for it big time (and bloew up big time) and a look back at Eliud Kipchoge's four runs at World XC.
September 23, 2015

WTW: Craig Virgin's Insight On Drugs At Nike's Athletics West, RIP Niall O'Shaughnessy, Sarah Sumpter And Cameron Bean, And How Does Alan Webb Stack Up At Karaoke?

Last week, our sport lost three figures at way too young of an age, Craig Virgin talked about drugs at Nike's Athletics West, and the stars did some karaoke in NYC, which we compare to Alan Webb's retirement karaoke in NYC in 2014.
January 31, 2014

Running Legend Craig Virgin Calls For More Transparency Revealing The Medications And Supplements Athletes Are On: "In Sight It Must Be Right"

Two-time World Cross-Country champion Craig Virgin generated some heated debate when he took to his Facebook page after Galen Rupp's American two-mile record run and said among other things, "What is Galen taking or doing ... that is giving him such amazing recuperative/restorative powers?" Virgin called for more transparency in the legal supplements/medications athletes may be taking. LRC spoke with Virgin on his comments and with Galen Rupp's agent Ricky Simms about Virgin's comments and the calls for more transparency. Plus, Simms tells LRC Mo Farah has never been on thyroid medication.
*MB: Craig Virgin and Fam have interesting comments on Rupp and NOP