The United States has clearly shown in the past several years an re-emergence back as a potential distance powerhouse. There are so many individuals doing great things in middle, long-distance, and road running but we have yet to show a force in team events. With our veteran runners and young talent USA could easily medal in both men and women's team events at the World X-Country Championships.
In 2010 there is no major international track championships and what better time than to have our runners like:
Dathan Ritz (WTG-already committed),
and MANY others from 1500m to the marathon could make an impact as a member of USA team if they all target the World X-Country Championships in this off year! The men's and women's team could both secure a silver medal with an outside shot at a Gold.
NOW what would that say to the world if USA men and women showed up to the World X-Country Championship with our top runners on the team and ready to run!