Friday, February 15, 2008

US XC Championships

I'm sure that you've all noticed, from the list of races to the right, that US XC Championships will be held on Saturday, February 16th (ie. tomorrow). Normally, I wouldn't find this all that interesting, but this year our very own Ryan McGrath (aka Elf) will be competing, and no doubt dominating. In addition, it turns out that ESPN2 has seen fit to televise the race (but, alas, not until the following week on the 24th). As I have no doubt that Ryan will lead for 2-3 of the first 4 laps, it's well worth your time to check it out. Also, i'm sure that Ryan would appreciate your well wishes. Or he might crumple under the stress of so much pressure. Either way.

You can check out the results HERE.

1 comment:

RM said...

Thanks, Kris. It was a great event but a very difficult race. Since it's been a few years since I've done a cross country race with runners of this caliber, I forgot that if you go out the same way you would for a race on the road, you'll be a hundred meters back after a hundred meters. I got spit out the back so fast, and I was running precisely what I thought I would be running. From there I was isolated the whole race, just running by myself. In the end it was disappointing, because it was a long, hard day. I'll type up a full recap later, now it's back to the airport to go home!