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Of all forms of pedestrianism and, indeed, of all branches of athletics there can be nothing superior to cross-country running for either pleasure or health. The sport itself is ideal, whether a race be contested in fine or muddy weather. Track or road running is apt to grow monotonous, however exciting it may be; but there is nothing monotonous in an open country run. Even the training itself is almost as enjoyable as the race, and from first to last I defy anybody to find a single point to cavil at.-Alfred Shrubb
The Internet’s Home for the History of Cross-Country Running.
The sixth chapter of the cross-country running anthology is now live on YouTube! Featuring a smattering of big names and the best races from 2016 and 2017 (plus a host of historical footage as well), this will be sure to get you hyped for the 2017 XC season… and beyond.
Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Qzz15rW5b8
His name is Robert Earl Johnson, and he is totally unknown. Find out why he’s the toughest American-born runner in history.
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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.