2017 USA Cross Country Championships

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February 4, 2017

Six Takeaways From Some Fantastic Action Across The Globe on Super Saturday

What a day. Laura Muir and the Kenyan-born Americans were fantastic.We give you the highlights as we doubt you can spend all of Sunday and all of Saturday glued to your TV or PC.

2017 USA XC Championships Women's Preview: Who Will Win a Wide-Open Race?

There's no clear favorite in this one, which could lead to an exciting race on Saturday. Olympian Courtney Frerichs, 2015 champ Laura ThweattAliphine TuliamukSarah Pagano and Kellyn Taylor are the biggest names entered.

2017 USA XC Championships Men's Preview: Chris Derrick Looks for His 4th Title Against Red-Hot Leonard Korir and 2016 Olympian Shadrack Kipchirchir

You'd better be tough (and talented) if you want to make the 2017 World XC team as the conditions are going to be difficult and the field is stacked with 8 of the top 9 from the Olympic 10,000 Trials. Derrick -- and almost everyone else -- missed out on last year's race, but he's back after three-peating from 2013 through 2015 but he'll have his hands full with the Kenyan-born talent in Scott Simmons group that is taking America by storm.

Chris Derrick Is Back: After Struggling With Injuries, Derrick Hopes to Win USA XC Title #4 This Weekend

Derrick battled a series of injuries during the last Olympic cycle, but he ran 27:38 on the track in November and has been logging 100+ "Jerry" miles in Flagstaff this winter. Healthy once again, he's hoping to regain his title at Saturday's USA XC Champs, a race he won three times from 2013 to 2015. The bad news is Jerry may not let him run World XC.