A difficult sport that involves lots of long distance running. Cross country involves running about 5-12 miles a day for practice, and 5 kilometers for every race at the high school level. Cross country is somewhat related to track. However, track is shorter distances over a rubber surface while cross country is a long distance race over grass and/or trails.

see: xc, cross country geek, distance running
Our cross country team kicks ass.
by *The Boss* June 23, 2006
XC is 2% physical, 1% mental and 97% insanity. XC is the best sport ever. DO NOT let those gay ass-grabbing football players tell you otherwise. You run over ridiculous terrains and hills. XC is NOTHING like track. Track is for pussies that can't handle more than 2 miles of running. WARNING: if you join this sport you WILL experience ALL types of weather, possibly in one meet. ANd you will wear uncomfortable short shorts, usually with built in underwear.
You can tell by his torn socks, blankets and pillows, three pairs of shoes, and his massive amounts of food in his bag, that he is a cross country runner.
by amazing runner April 29, 2007
the purest sport known to man, in which a persons extreme endurance and ability to withstand pain often results in an above average athlete. ofter 'persecuted' by faggot ass sport, namely football and soccer. regularly referred to as gay for wearing short shorts. scientifically proven to be 72349874537499082094875490374758 times more punishing than every other sport combined (+/- 1.5).
i have a larger penis than you because i run cross country
by chad genocide September 26, 2007
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."
by ShadyRunner February 12, 2009
the best SPORT out there. it takes a certain type of person to run cross country and to enjoy it. Distance runners love running and are superior to everyone else. runner girls are the best looking and thats just one of the many positive points of cross country.
Cross country runners are the toughest people out there.
by Brian the distance runner March 30, 2008
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.
by tyler 123 April 06, 2008
Probably one of the most competitive sports out there. If you are really competitive about it and you lose a race you want to kick someone's teeth in. If you win you get incredibly cocky about it and piss people off on purpose
hey man good race today eventhought I whipped you a good one
bitch shut up before I shut you up that cross country race was gay
by kmak September 03, 2005

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