The United States Cross Country Championships were held in Forest Park in St. Louis today. In addition to juniors races and a couple of local races, the big events were the men’s and women’s championships. The top six finishers of those races will travel to the World Cross Country Championships later this year in Poland.
The races were run on a 2K course just east of the Muny in Forest Park; four circuits for the women and six for the men. The weather was a little cool and breezy, but otherwise perfect for running.
The changing light—as well as the sheer speed of the runners—made it something of a photographic challenge for me, but I had fun walking around the course, grabbing what shots I could. Here’s a sampling of the pictures I captured today.