The first ten to twelve days of December are my busiest of the year. They are also some of my favorite events. From The Running Event, a trade show for core running, to the USATF Convention, to the NIke NXN, to the American Sports Builders, to the FootLocker Nationals, it is a busy first two weeks of the month. This story is about the NIke NXN.
Manlius, post race, just before they get their first place trophy! photo by Larry Eder
Bozeman, American Fork, Temecula, before the announcements, photo by Larry Eder
I love the NXN because it features a wonderful affirmation of the team aspect of cross country. I love the FootLocker because it features the individual affirmation of the same sport. The events co-exist, at least in my mind, and provide the top young runners in our country will championships that have meaning for each group.
Here's my piece on the 2016 NXN. And this year, the weather was perfect, as was the mud!