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'Virgin Territory' on Book Shelves

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PEORIA, Ill. - Craig Virgin loves Peoria so much, he chooses to come here over the New York City Marathon each fall.

He typically comes to the city of one of his greatest triumphs the first weekend of November for the state cross country meet. He set the still-standing course record at the 1972 state meet at Detweiller Park.

He had another pretty good reason to be in town over the weekend. He was signing copies of his book, "Virgin Territory."

The 426-page book on one of the great distance runners in American history was written by Randy Sharer of the Bloomington Pantagraph.

 "Peoria, Illinois in November is like my second home," Virgin said at a Friday book signing. "Detweiller Park is like my second living room. I can't think of any other place I'd rather be."

Click the link for more information on 'Vrigin Territory.'  https://www.amazon.com/Virgin-Territory-Americas-Renaissance-Runner-ebook/dp/B0752YMGS9



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