Cross Country

Cross Country

February 18, 2023

In Bathurst, the "World's Greatest Footrace" Lived Up to Its Name

Beatrice Chebet, Jacob Kiplimo, and the sport of cross country were the big winners Down Under.
February 17, 2023

RRW: Cheptegei and Kamworor say they are ready to battle at press conference: "Cross country... is in my DNA," said Kamworor

The two stars have been battling on road, track and grass since 2014.
February 16, 2023

Joshua Cheptegei Is Ready to Go & More Insights From the World XC Course

Six years ago, Cheptegei melted down at World XC on a hot day in Kampala. His team believes he is better prepared for the heat on Saturday.
February 16, 2023

Hills, Tires, Heat, and A Lap Around "The Mount": Goes to Australia for World XC

Have you ever seen an xc course that splits into 3 paths as it goes through a vineyard? LetsRun's Jonathan Gault is in Australia and he gives you the highlights of his first day Down Under.
February 15, 2023

Emma Coburn, Heather MacLean, and...Jordan Mann? How USATF's World XC Relay Team Came Together

Two US stars and two relative unknowns comprise the US 4 x 2k relay team at World XC.
February 14, 2023

World Athletics Made a Big Change to World/Olympic 10,000m Qualifying and No One Is Talking About It

As things stand, a man with a 28:30 pb and a woman with a 34:01 pb would be going to the 2023 Worlds thanks to their cross country rankings. And is US Army member Emmanuel Bor being punished for running World XC?
February 14, 2023

The World's Greatest Footrace Is (Finally!) Back. Here's What to Look For At 2023 World XC.

The men's race should be an all-time classic as it is totally stacked with Joshua Cheptegei, Geoffrey Kamworor, Selemon Barega, Jacob Kiplimo, & more. Letesenbet Gidey leads the women's race while host Australia is favored in the 4x2k relay.
February 08, 2023

Q&A with 2022-23 Gatorade XC Runner of the Year Daniel Simmons

For the first time in the award's 16-year existence, it went to someone who did not win one of the major national cross country meets. Simmons,m who was 2nd at NXN behind Aaron Sahlman, also is just the third junior to win the award.
January 21, 2023

Emmanuel Bor & Ednah Kurgat Dominate 2023 USATF XC Championships

None of the top six finishers in the women's race had made a Worlds team before. 3rd through 7th in the men's race were separated by 0.8 of a second.
January 19, 2023

2023 USA XC: Weini Kelati, Lex & Leo Young, Among Athletes Chasing World XC Berths

Kelati, Bor, the Youngs, NXN champ Irene Riggs, and FL champ Karrie Baloga will all be racing USA XC in Richmond this weekend. MB: 2023 USA XC is Saturday and it's LOADED (in the jr races). Official discussion thread
November 24, 2022

Tuohy Goes Pro: Explaining Katelyn Tuohy's Adidas NIL Contract

The NCAA's NIL guidelines blurred the lines between collegiate and professional track & field, and Tuohy is the first top athlete to cash in.
November 18, 2022

Who Do LetsRun Readers Think Is Going to Win the 2022 NCAA XC Championships?

Valby or Tuohy? Stanford, NAU, BYU, or OK State? Find out LRC readers' picks to win it all on Saturday.
November 18, 2022

Happy NCAA Eve! Katelyn Tuohy Says Hamstring Is 100%, Solinsky Says Valby Can Handle Hills, & More

Katelyn Tuohy said NCAAs is "gonna be a dogfight, but I'm excited for it." Plus hear from Mike SmithDave SmithNatalie Cook, and more.
November 17, 2022

2022 NCAA XC Women's Team Preview: NC State Is #1, But a Repeat Won't Be Easy

No team has repeated since Villanova in 2009-10, but with Katelyn Tuohy and Kelsey Chmiel leading the way, the Wolfpack have a great shot to do it on Saturday.
November 16, 2022

2022 NCAA XC Men's Individual Preview: A Free-For-All in Stillwater

Can precocious Nico Young win NCAAs at age 20? Could Alex Maier or Isai Rodriguez take the win on their home course? What about Stanford stars Charles Hicks Ky Robinson?
November 16, 2022

2022 NCAA XC Men's Team Preview: Stanford Seeks First Title Since '03 Against a Deep Field

Stanford crushed everyone at Nuttycombe, but BYU, OK State, and NAU (winners of 5 of the last 6 titles) all have legitimate shots to win on Saturday.
November 11, 2022

Find Out Which 31 Women's Teams Are Going to the 2022 NCAA Cross Country Championships

Find out which teams have qualified for the 2022 NCAA Cross Country Championships here.
November 10, 2022

Here's Who's Going to the 2022 NCAA XC Champs If Everything Goes According to Form

We've run the numbers and projected the 2022 NCAA XC fields if the USTFCCCA regional rankings hold. *MB: Official 2022 Who's Going to the Big Dance / NCAA XC Regionals Live Discussion Thread?