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Official Statement from the USATF Cross Country Council

12/9/2017
 
We hope that all sports organizations in the USA organizing cross country running events, regardless of the method of timing, will remember that cross country is basically a team sport and that place is more important than time.
 
To that end, the USA Track & Field’s Cross Country Council wishes to emphasize and reiterate that there is one, and only one, method to utilize regarding placement of runners at the finish line of cross country races.
 
Competitors shall be placed at the finish line in the order in which any part of their bodies (i.e., the “torso,” as distinguished from the head, neck, arms, hands, legs, or feet) reaches the finish line.




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
This statement was unanimously approved by the USA Track & Field Cross Country Council Executive Committee on December 1, 2017.
 
Contact: crosscountry@usatf.org
 

 


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