Thursday, August 16, 2007

Craig Virgin vs. Dave Walters (High School Training Comparison)

I found the link at the end of this article on the Illinois Track and Cross Cross Country Coaches Association website. It's a HS training comparison between Craig Virgin and Dave Walters. While Virgin is a more well known than Walters, both enjoyed immense success during their high school and college years in the state of Illinois.

Profiles of both runners courtesy of the ITCCA
Craig Virgin
•5-time Illinois H.S. State Champion in the 1-mile/2-mile Track events and in the 3-mile Cross Country event.
•Still holds the Illinois State Meet records in both cross country and the 2-mile race.
•9-time Big Ten Champion as well as NCAA Cross Country Champion at the U. of Illinois.
•2-time World Cross Country Champion; only American man ever to win that title.
•3-time Olympian in the 10,000 meter track event.

Dave Walters
•2-time Illinois State Champion in the 2-mile Track and 3-mile Cross Country events.
•All American in Cross Country at the University of Illinois in 1977.
•U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials Participant in 1988.
•2-time World Duathlon Champion in 2000 & 2002.
•Level II USAT Triathlon Coach.

http://www.itccca.org/clinic/2006/clinic%20pdfs/clinic_book_virgin_walters2.pdf

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

good read

Albert Caruana said...

Just shows that there is more than one way to achieve success in distance running.

I will keep searching for similar links.