The greatest and most pure sport ever created. Cross Country is usually thought of as insane and people cannot wrap their minds around why we runners do it. The sport is also overshadowed by Football, which is also played in the Fall. It requires dedication, and unthinkable amounts of physical and mental strength. Pain is a normal part of an XC runners life, and sacrifice become second nature to them. If one puts their all into the sport, it can be the most gratifying experience ever lived through. The comradery gained from powering through the cold, rain, mud, dust, heat and whatever nature can throw at you tempers the bond between teamates and friends. XC runners are usually good people, exemplary students, and quite social as well. If you try in XC, it is impossible to lose. You run until you die, then you get up and keep going. I know all of this from experience, and I watched some of the most dedicated runners ever born reap the benefits of their blood, sweat,and tears. Cross Country is truly one of the greatest sports ever created.
"Our sport is your sport's punishment."
"Cross Country runners are among the purest, most admirable people to live."