A sport designed for people who like the cold, hills and exercise induced asthma. Some find it fun, but for most it closely resembles some form of personal hell. It is very common to have some type of traumatic childhood experience associated with a forest, the cold, exhaustion and having wooden boards strapped to your feet. Although frequently associated with old people, and knits, it is the second most popular winter sport globally. The vast majority of racers are men.
Oh yeah, and it also is the sport that produces the most fit athletes. Period.
Person 1: Hey want to go cross country skiing?
Person 2: HELL NO! When I was 12, my mom took me cross country skiing, and it was so hard and tiring and I almost died. I swore I would NEVER do that again.
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