Photo Shoot: 2014 USATF Cross Country National Championships – Part 2

Since I was working on a deadline when I posted the first round of photos from the USATF Cross Country National Championships I knew I could circle back at a later time and find a few more to post.  After all, I covered almost 7 miles during the day and captured 2,300 images!

I think one word could sum up these competitors.  Intensity.  Look at the faces, and the eyes.  Running at top speed for a long distance on soft and lumpy grass is no joke.  It takes focus and immense physical reserves.

Hopefully some of these images tell that story.

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Nuta Olaru takes an early lead and goes on to win the Masters Women 6K

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Simon Gutierrez taking charge early in the Masters Men 8K

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Elise Cranny finished first in the Junior Women 6K – with a 51 second lead.  A huge gap at this level.

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Bailey Roth working for his top ten finish in the Junior Men 8K

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Amy Van Alstine breaks away in the Open Women 8K.  I had so many great photos of her, it was hard to pick just one.

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Joe Gray breaks from his normal mountain running routine and powers to 4th place on the high altitude flats of a golf course in Boulder, CO

This was just a preview, the remainder of the set can be seen here.

Posted on February 25, 2014, in photography. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Gorgeous shots Chris. Thanks for being out there and taking these.

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