29 Jul '17, 5pm

Read @CraigVirgin's memories of the late Miruts Yifter in @RunBlogRun

Read @CraigVirgin's memories of the late Miruts Yifter in @RunBlogRun

Miruts Yifter, photo courtesy of photo courtesy of JuanJoseMartinez.com.mex "I was the guy who gave him the nickname "Yifter the Shifter", recounted fellow competitor and Running Legend Craig Virgin recently. Jokingly he added, "I should have copyrighted it!" However, what seemed to be unable to copyright were the racing tactics, abilities and style of Yifter. It seemed to competitors, fans and spectators that no matter what strategy was thrown at him, Yifter was always able to adapt to it successfully. Virgin, a 3-time Olympian and one of America's Greatest distance runners, experienced Yifter's abilities firsthand, particularly in 1979 in the Montreal World Cup 10,000 meter race. Author Randy Sharer is collaborating with Virgin in a soon to be released biography entitled "Virgin Territory, The Story of Craig Virgin, America's Renaissance Runner" . Here is an excerpt abou...

Full article: http://www.runblogrun.com/2017/01/craig-virgin-reflects-o...

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