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The Internet’s Home for the History of Cross-Country Running
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Running is all about movement, and it's extreme movement, and that makes it very meaningful because movement is really the essence of life. In our modern lifestyle we're not runners anymore -- so we are basically disconnected from what we previously had to do. Most of us are out of shape and we don't have to run for our hamburger or our dinner. But deep down we are still all runners... so our minds, as much as our muscles, are part of this running phenotype. So I'm inspired to no end by people who really do great things; I'm moved by others' dreams, by their devotion and courage and pursuit of this excellence. Especially kids. Because you realize how much of a difference it makes, in the long run. How much little things matter, and how far they take you.-Bernd Heinrich
The Internet’s Home for the History of Cross-Country Running.
The fall season for cross-country running in the United States has just passed, and unless you were one of the 492,310 American high schoolers who participated last season, the sport probably didn’t make much of a blip on your radar. It should have––because not only is the history rich within the sport with pertinent anecdotes galore––but a current corporate rivalry is transforming how high school athletes approach their season, and if history is any indication, the outcome might have major consequences that could fracture the sport for years to come.
On Wednesday December 20th, author and “harrier maven” Andrew Boyd Hutchinson will be online at running.reddit.com answering questions. Ask him anything!
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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.