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USA Cross Country Championships named Lynn Jennings the #1 female in the sport. See their top ten lists for both men and women at

Contributed by Kathryn Vercillo

Cross country is one of the most difficult sports out there, as it is made up by high volumes of running. It requires a huge amount of discipline and an intense work ethic in order to succeed. Races can be anywhere from 4,000 to 10,000 meters, varying based on gender, skill, and the division of the school that is competing. They often include hills and trails, so training during this season is usually on these types of terrain. Cross country is an extremely difficult yet incredibly rewarding sport.

Contributed by Andrea Hicks

Some people don't consider cross-country to be a sport. It is a sport and it is hard. If it was easy everyone would do it.

Contributed by Elizabeth Scott

No Substitutions, No Halftimes, No Bench, No Time Outs...the only realy sport... Cross Country

Contributed by Josh Carlos

Many high schools go to higher elevations for a week to 1 month to train. Training in high elevations allows for the production of more red blood cells to obtain more oxygen in the body, thus improving performance. Not to mention the ability to bond with teams and create a more family like environment.

Contributed by Josh Carlos