The XC Yearbook has been a decade long collaboration between Walt Murphy, Sean Hartnett, James Dunaway and myself. It compiles the major events from 2009-10 season, the full calendar of 2010-11, a photo report on the 2009 NCAA XC Champs and, of course the writings of Dick Patrick (Starting Blocks) and James Dunaway (Exit). We also have columns by Don Kopriva, the ASBA and John Godina. 35,000 copies have been mailed out, as we have done with AT&F since its predecessor, American Athletics in 1989. We hope that you like it! Please pass it around, as we want to get more people reading AT&F!
Cross country is, for distance and middle distance runners, one of the key building blocks to success in the spring and summer track seasons. It is also a mental break from the grinding track workouts or tough series of road races. Note that we put Molly Huddle on the cover, new AR at 5,000 meters. Molly started her 2010 season on the US XC team, taking 19th at the World XC, then ran a full track season, and finally, on October 11, won the US 10k champs in 32:00 over Jenn Rhines and Katie McGregor! Like Shalane Flanagan, Magdelena Lewy Boulet, and Des Davila, all run cross country as part of their seasons preparations.
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