A Pic & A Quote #45: Cross Country

Cross Country: “…You don’t PLAY Cross Country.  You can’t pass or hand off a ball or lolligag around waiting for the game to come to you. Cross Country is not a GAME. Cross Country is fundamental competition.  You against the course, your opponents, the course, and yourself. All the way, all out, the real thing.” – Jeff Johnson

WHO:  Age Group Race

WHATAAU Women’s XC Championships

WHEN: 1977

WHERE: San Bernardino, CA


Editor’s Note: Due to the graciousness of Jeff Johnson, John Goegel and others, we are carrying over a series begun during the track season on our sister site, newhampshiretrackandfield.com .  For those of you that don’t know, Jeff Johnson was employee #1 of Nike.  He actually is the one responsible for naming the company.  Fortunately for us, he was also a world class photographer of our great sports in the 1960s and 1970s during which he captured thousands of sports photographs.  We are honored and thankful for their choice to use our sites as their medium for sharing their passion.  We hope our presentations can do them justice!

Photo by Jeff Johnson

Quotes by Jeff Johnson from his work in progress: “In Other Words: Things I Think I Said When I Was Trying To Think Of Something To Say.”

If you are interested in a poster version of a photo from this series, they are available for a small charge.  Contact us via nhcrosscountry@gmail.com

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