Wednesday, May 03, 2017

The Complete History of Cross-Country Running

The Complete History of Cross-Country Running: From the Nineteenth Century to the Present Day

It's being shared as a "cross-country runner's dream book" - a large, comprehensive volume that tells the full story on where the sport came from and why it's relevant for the future. Among elites and industry professionals, Craig Lutz, 2009 NXN Champion and 2016 U.S. XC National Champion called it "a genius account." Kenny Moore, best-selling author of Bowerman and the Men of Oregon said, "I have only praise...Well, well done." Doris Brown Heritage, one of the first female national and international cross-country pioneers wrote "Thank you for this fascinating well-researched story."

If you've ever wanted to know why we run cross-country, where history was made, and who made it, this book will tell you that, and more. It covers the years 1800-2017 (from high school through elites, worldwide), has 25 high resolution photos, specialty "Event Spotlights" for every decade, and standalone sections on XC in the Olympic Games, footware attire and technology through the ages, and female pioneers with the sport. Craig Virgin, the only U.S. runner to win the senior men's title at the World Cross Country Championships (achieved twice!), wrote the foreword.

The only one of its kind, and perfect for any athlete, coach, or fan of cross-country, the book will retail for $49.99 and be released by Carrel Books on January 2nd, 2018. You can pre-order it today to have it shipped the moment it hits the shelves. 

More info can be found about the book at this link.

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