A sport in its purest form. Unlike track, which is normally a race against the clock, cross country is all about beating the other runner. The only way to succeed in xc is to train harder, faster, and smarter than your rival. This is unlike many other sports that rely on mostly talent rather than training. A sport that should be respected the most, yet is probably respected the least.
I'm too big of a pussy, so I quit cross country and joined football.