Three Time Olympian Speaks Visits GHS

Three-time Olympian Craig Virgin

Three-time Olympian Craig Virgin visited Greenville High School Tuesday afternoon to speak to students.

He told them he had several things in common with them including being from a rural community and attending a small school, Lebanon High School.

One of the best runners in United States history, Virgin made the Olympic team in 1976, 1980 and 1984 in the 10,000 meter run; was the U.S. national champion for three years and a two-time world cross country champion.

While his talk to the students centered around his athletic accomplishments, Virgin had a message for all students, dispelling the misconception that to be successful you have to start from a perfect place. He said it’s important to adapt, recognize what’s around you that you can work with, and to improvise.

Click below to hear a portion of his message:

Following his presentation at GHS, Virgin gathered with the Comets cross country team and gave the runners several pieces of advice.

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