Foot racing is sport stripped to its most basic elements. A simple uniform, a light pair of shoes and it’s "Runners, take your mark."

While cross country and track and field remain immensely popular on the high school and college levels, the sports have not gained enough of a national following to afford true fans the opportunity to watch on television on a regular basis, and only hard-core fans follow events closely.

Take last month’s World Championships in Berlin. Few sports fans or even sports journalists had a true appreciation of what Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt accomplished during that 10-day meet…..Read More

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