Over the weekend as we were getting more and more excited about World XC, it started to bother us that not everyone treats the event like we think it should be treated - as the crown jewel of distance running. Since our efforts earlier in the winter to subtly get Edward Cheserek to race the event didn't quite work, we decided to open it up and be more direct.
So we made an offer. We asked US pros to email us if they wanted go as this year the local organizers have opened up the championship to any runner who has run under 33:00 or women who has broken 37:00 for 10k within the last 12 months (they also take equivalents in other distances).
The response was amazing (so great that we may even end up sending two people) but it was pretty easy for us to figure out who we wanted to pick.
LetsRun, meet Kelsey Bruce - the former DII runner who has gone from 2:48 to 2:31 in the marathon in less than three years - and is ready take on the world.
Find out all about her here: