Basic, timed medium distance running events held over semi-rough, off-road terrain. Due to the limited popularity of the sport, most cross country "athletes" tend to think of themselves as elite and superior to individuals who partake in other sports. Unfortunately for them, this is never really the case, seeing as most other sports involve grueling daily practice oftentimes on top of frequent roadwork of equal or greater distance. However, a cross country "athlete" will never admit this. Vast majority of participants didn't have the hand eye coordination for baseball, the explosiveness and sheer physical strength for football and rugby, reaction time and accuracy for soccer, the physical toughness and tenacity for wrestling, the stamina and adaptability of triathletes, and the combination of all aforementioned qualities required for boxing, MMA and other such combat sports.
"Dude, us Cross country runners are hard core, we do fucking 3.1 miles per race, and sometimes run up to 8 miles per day!"
"I scoff at just how physically pathetic you are, not only do you lack the stamina of a marathon runner or even those who do half marathons, you're also stick thin and have a laughable musculature. Why don't you try a real sport for once, at least you wouldn't look like a skeleton with sleeves."
The most difficult sport of all. There are no timeouts, substitutions, halftimes, or other breaks. Because of this, the sport requires extreme amounts of stamina and talent to play, and to be successful, it requires even more effort. Cross country consists of long races (minimum 5k or 3.1 miles) over varied terrains, including hills, roads, mud puddles, grassy fields, rocky paths, and sometimes even shallow streams. To complete the race, the runners must not only have the strength to finish, but must also be aware of their surroundings at all times. Stop paying attention to your surroundings, and you could fall, costing you valuable seconds, knocking you out of the race, or even sending you to the hospital. Cross country is not to be confused with indoor/outdoor track. Although they have long-distance events, their longest usually is 5k, cross country's shortest. Also, they have no hills or other obstacles; they just run around a track many times. Road races aren't technically true cross country races, but usually get grouped together with cross country races because of their distance and hills. A true cross country race stays away from pavement as much as possible.
To succeed in cross country, a couple things are neccessary. For one, you have to have a strong heart and put in lots of practice. If running 5+ miles a day doesn't sound like a good workout, you'd better try a less-taxing sport. Secondly, a good pair a racing and training shoes are a must. For racing, lightwe...
A sport which is superior to every other sport, because you need talent, and endurance to stand up to the challenge. AND you hafta be a crazy ass mofo
to do it, like me.
Cross country is better than field hockey because field hockey is for talentless ho's.
Cross Country is thuggin. It requires long hours of training to be great but the cross country ladies are hot as hell so its worth it.
"Wow that cross country 5k race was hard!"
"Yeah but look how good the girls look all sweaty like that after their race"
"Damn right playa"
Awesome sport in which intelligent people are involved in, that most peeps dont understand unless they are involved in it.
cross country runners rock
Cross country is a fucking hard core sport for real athletes who dont enjoy rolling around in the mud with other men (football). Often get shit from other pussy sports players like sprinters and football players. Have a lot of endurance and stamina and there are also girls involved. Cross Country runners also get called gay for wearing short shorts but they never participate in spirited games of grabass such as football players. Put simply, cross country is kick ass.
Wow! Those cross country guys ran 10 miles!
XC is the best sport ever!!! Although you run for individual times, cross country is definatley a team sport. Teams are close-knit w/ great coaches and lots of crazy fun traditions, such as hitting signs or boxer day. I know this definition is not really that good, for it doesn't even begin to explain running and how great XC is or why you love it so much- but I've tried to explain cross-country to non-running people countless times before and they just don't get it. If your a dedicated cross country runner, than you understand - but everyone else just doesn't get it - but for those of us that do - well no more needs to be said
Some people limit their challenges.
Champions challenge their limits - cross country runners always challenge their limits.
Cross country is a sport that is often disliked by individuals who dislike the fact that it requires more dedication and will than any other sport.
John Saunders doesn't like cross country. He perfers to stay at home and polish his pickle.