Cross Country

Craig Virgin to appear at Prairie Ridge

Craig Virgin
Craig Virgin

Craig Virgin, an Illinois running legend and three-time Olympian, will appear at Prairie Ridge High School on Saturday from 9:45 a.m. to noon.

Virgin will be on hand to sign his new book “Virgin Territory,” written with Randy Sharer from the Bloomington Pantagraph. Anyone attending can get books or posters signed and take pictures with Virgin.

Admission to the event is free. Virgin will meet with fans from 9:45 to 11, then speak from 11 to noon.

Virgin, a 1974 graduate of Lebanon High School, still holds the Detweiller Park record for the IHSA Boys Cross Country State Meet at 8:42.6. He ran in the Olympic Games three times in the 10,000 meters and also won two World Cross Country championships.

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