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All through high school I did cross country in the fall and hurdles in the spring, and at first I didn't realize what a weird thing it was running both. I appreciate it because I know it's making me a better runner. I think a lot of the reason why I did so much better last spring in track was because I had a really solid cross country season last fall, in terms of being able to train every day and getting in a lot of mileage. I also really enjoy the team aspect of cross country. There's team scoring in track but the emphasis is on individual performances. I like the emphasis in cross country of running for others. You may think you're having a bad race but you want to push through it, because moving up just a few places can be the difference.-Claudia Saunders
The Internet’s Home for the History of Cross-Country Running.
How trail running below the Mason-Dixon Line grew from a curiosity to a world-class destination.
Full article here: https://www.trailrunproject.com/blog/4130/trail-runnings-southern-roots
At the 1973 NCAA Cross Country Championship in Spokane, Washington, Steve Prefontaine led the field in what would be his third, and final, collegiate cross-country national title.
Featured in this iconic photo, taken by one of Nike’s first employees Jeff Johnson, are rivals Nick Rose and John Ngeno. The art has been superimposed with the colors of the University of Oregon– Prefontaine’s alma mater.
The print looks great on T-shirts and tops, but also features on a clock and bedspread.
These products can be purchased here: https://society6.com/therealxc
Two years ago Track and Field News published a piece titled Cross-Country Running in the Olympics: New Debate Has a Long Legacy. Following a thrilling international showdown at the Great Edinburgh XC, and with the sport more relevant than ever, it’s time to revisit the question with new details. Why isn’t Cross-Country in the Olympic Games?
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This program of “The Real XC” is intent on reconnecting users with the history and achievement that cross-country running has brought to the athletics experience.
Our purpose: weave a smooth and seamless integration of the sport of cross-country running; from its earliest origins in England, to the widely popular and highly successful worldwide event that it is today.