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I doubt whether any man ever feels more thoroughly satisfied with his physical condition, or more keenly anticipates the pleasures which such condition has fitted him to enjoy, than a well-trained cross-country runner who follows the sport for the sport's sake. He is strong in legs and heart and lungs, the red blood leaps through his veins, and as he starts away over the hills on his errand of health he is the personification of freedom.-Ernest Harold Baynes
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.