History of Cross Country Running
By: Amslie Howett
Famous Athletes in Cross Country
Alan Webb: holds the American record for the fastest mile under 4 minutes.
Dathan Ritzehein: 3- time winner at the USA cross country championships.
Shalene Flanagan: 6- time gold medalist at the USA cross country championships.
Deena Drossin: won bronze medal in 2004 Olympics for the woman's marathon.
Safety Concerns For Cross Country
The most common injuries for cross country running are sprained ankles, blisters, tendinitis, runner's knee, heel pain, and shin splints.