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Bay Area Track Club Announces XC Nationals Tuneup

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Dec. 22, 2010

Race will take place on January 16 in San Francisco.

Written by: David Monti
(c) 2010 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Used with permission.

American athletes who plan to run the USA Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Feb. 5, in San Diego, now have a tune-up race they can enter three weeks before.  The Bay Area Track Club announced today a new cross country competition scheduled for Sunday, January 16, at the Polo Fields of Golden Gate Park in San Francisco: the inaugural Bay Area Cross Challenge.

With a minimum prize money purse of $9000, the event will offer a junior women’s 4K, junior men’s 6K; open women’s 6K, and an open men’s 8K.  Organizers said that Olympians Magdalena Lewy Boulet, Shannon Rowbury, Abdi Abdirahman, and Bolota Asmerom will attend and support the event.

More complete information about the Bay Area Cross Challenge can be found at this link: http://www.bayareatrackclub.com/page/BAXC-2011.

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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