Tagged: cross country

The Fairest of All Time: Historical NCAA Cross Country Rankings

October 14th, 2011 in Articles by 16 Comments

Cross country fans have long suspected that Wisconsin dominates the sport, but are the Badgers really the best of all time? Now you can quantify any teams’ long-term excellence using historical data in Faster Than Forty’s “All-Time NCAA Cross Country Program Rankings.” Wisconsin bested Arkansas by a solid 326 points, based on the schools’ performances […]

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Weekly Retro 10:12.11

October 12th, 2011 in Articles by 2 Comments

As a kid, I couldn’t wait for the Eastbay catalog to hit my parents’ mailbox. Sure, we had no shortage of mall stores in my town, and I bought a lot stuff at them, but they mostly catered to basketball and other sports and didn’t have much in the way of running gear. Eastbay always had shoes […]

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Your Silly Road Race 10:10.11

October 10th, 2011 in Headlines by 2 Comments

The zombie apocalypse is upon us! Starting in less than two weeks, runners will be dodging obstacles, avoiding zombies, and racing other runners in the Run For Your Lives 5K series. Clearly, the self-described “Zombie Infested 5k Obstacle Course” is far from your ordinary 5K race. The race has a dozen obstacles, plus “live” zombies […]

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2011 X-C Profile: The Big Ten Men

October 6th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

For most distance runners, it is finally the most wonderful time of the year: cross country season – time for the men of the Big Ten to get down to doing what they do best. The teams of the Big Ten are showing tremendous potential to make noise not only on a regional level, but […]

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Race Recap: Notre Dame X-C Invitational

October 5th, 2011 in Articles by 2 Comments

The 2011 Notre Dame Invitational cross country meet – where a number of national powerhouses clashed under inclement weather and over a slow, sloppy course – helped set the stage for what should be an exciting cross country season and raised some questions about expectations at the national level when the NCAAs hit Terre Haute […]

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Different Race; Different Kennedy

September 30th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

Bob Kennedy, one of the greatest American distance runners of all time, embodies the classic reserved Midwesterner. He doesn’t expound at length to most questions about his athletic past – a past with accolades literally too many to recount in this article. But events are transpiring that may test the comfort zone of this very […]

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Your Silly Road Race 9:23.11

September 23rd, 2011 in Articles by 1 Comment

Cross country: it’s not just for kids anymore! We’ve been gushing love about cross country the past few weeks (check the “Articles” tab to see our recent D-I cross country previews), so it seemed on theme to mention the first annual Illinois Club XC Invitational – to be run in Harm’s Woods just north of […]

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2011 X-C Preview: The Big East Women

September 20th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

It’s that time of year: Autumn is upon us, and with it comes cross-country! Having run some of the finest courses in the Big East Conference, Faster Than Forty’s Coach @ has covered the same terrain as many of these harriers. But this year’s Big East Championship will be held on a new, challenging course […]

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2011 X-C Preview: The Big East Men

September 15th, 2011 in Headlines by 0 Comments

It’s that time of year: Autumn is upon us, and with it comes cross-country! Having run some of the finest courses in the Big East Conference, Faster Than Forty’s Coach @ has covered the same terrain as many of these harriers. But this year’s Big East Championship will be held on a new, challenging course […]

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2011 X-C Preview: The MAAC

September 9th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

The start to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference’s cross-country season was delayed for some schools due to hurricane damage, but all 10 MAAC teams spent the summer logging miles and refueling for the grueling months ahead. With the Iona men’s program consistently making waves at the national level, the MAAC is steadily building it cross-country […]

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