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Apparently, cross-country racing hasn't been an Olympic event since 1924 (according to Wikipedia, I'm not that old!). Does anyone think there's a place for it in the modern Olympics?
I think it would provide extra opportunities for medals to be won, especially as there's a lot of quality African distance athletes around at the moment, but I suppose the other side of the coin is that the best X/C runners (Tergat, Bekele etc.) are among the best 10,000m runners anyway and introducing another event might dilute the standard of competition.