I remember a few years ago, being in the offices of a footwear brand, where we were watching the NCAA cross country on streaming video. It was pretty good show, as Ritzenhein and Hall were battling for world domination. It was a fun race!
This year, Flotrack is charging their normal over priced fee, and some will watch, some will not, and for some, the streaming just will not work. Those who watch it will see two fine races, and a ton of side stories. That the NCAA does not understand how many actually watch cross country is sad, but understandable. The NCAA makes billionw off basketball, and quite frankly, it seems that cross country is an also ran.
But, in the end, it is a glorious day. Many of the finest distance runners in North America battle over 6k for the women and 10k for the men.The twitter world will go insane during both races.
On Instagram, I noticed that Olympian Carrie Tollefson, who spoke to the assembled masses on Thursday night, wrote about her first NCAA title. It was fun and positive, and it is a good way to wish the runners competing in Louisville, KY the very best this coming weekend.
It has been 20 years since I won my first NCAA championship! I remember it like it was yesterday but I definitely don’t remember reapplying the ðŸ’„before the awards! Wowsa ðŸ˜Š! Get after it to all of the runners I had the privilege to speak to tonight at the #NCAAXC banquet! Your legs may go fast but time seems to go even faster so enjoy the moment!! #runhard #believe #livefortoday