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  • n. A running sport popular in US high schools, colleges, etc. where participants race over varying terrain (e.g. golf courses, roads, etc.) in approximately 5 - 10K races. Abbreviated XC.
  • n. A phase of the equestrian sport of three day eventing, which the horse and rider travel over varied terrain and jump natural obstacles.
  • n. Flight between two points or aerodromes using navigational techniques.


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  • In moutain biking, Cross Country refers to trails on flat terrain which does not require dual suspension bikes with large amounts of suspension travel.

    January 12, 2013