USA Cross Country Championships

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Plaque name:

USA Cross Country Championships

Location:

USATF HQ, 132 East Washington Street, Suite #800, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA , IN 46204

Plaque awarded:

29/03/2019

Reason

Plaque Category - Competition

The championships can trace their roots back to 1883 when the New York Athletic Club organised the first amateur individual cross country championships in America. However, the American Cross Country Team Championships which were held in in 1889 in New York which are seen as the first official USA national cross country championships. Women did not have a championship until 1964 and until 1979, women's championships were segregated from the men, on the same date in a different location. The USA Cross Country Championships are the official selection competition for the IAAF World Cross Country Championships.

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