Winners of USA XC Championships, photos by, bon mots by Larry Eder



Shalane Flanagan en route to her brilliant 25:10 over
8 kilometers, USA XC Champs, Spokane, WA, February 13, 2010, photo by

Somewhere in an airport in the Pacific Northwest, sits the ever thoughtful Victah Sailer, of, who kindly sent us photos of the winners of the USA XC champs, held in Spokane, Washington today! Thanks, Victah!


Dathan Ritzenhein broke the race open, blazing twelve kilometers at the USA XC champs, Spokane, Washington, February 13, 2010 in 34:34. Photo by


Colleen DeReuck, Master's womens champ, cross country, February 13, 2010, photo by


Tracy Lokken, Master's men's cross country champ, February 13, 2010, photo by


Shelby Greany, US junior women's xc champ, February 13, 2010, photo by


Trevor Dunbar, US junior men's xc champ, February 13, 2010, photo by


Shalane Flanagan, US women's xc champ, February 13, 2010, photo by


Dathan Ritzenhein, US Men's XC champ, February 13, 2010, photo by

Special thanks to friend of the sport, Victah Sailer,

Special thanks to Youth Runner's Dan Kesterson and his twittering of the races, and our Secret Observer, who gave
some tremendous color commentary!

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