That might sound like a dumb question...I was just totally floored that there was no US person even in the HUNT for Olympic Medal in XC.
Just wondering on why that was?
My son is 14. He says he wants to be the first US Medalist in XC in the Olympics. I dunno if it is possible...but all of the sudden he has found some purpose in life...lol. Now to see if he sticks with it when it gets hard...lol. To date he has never 'trained' for a race. He just hops on my old Trek (not that old...) and he pedals around. He naturally is pretty athletic etc...and he usually beats most people in his age bracket, and the one above him. There are a couple guys who TRAIN, and kick his butt.
I dont know if he will ever be the one...but I will push him to be if he wants it...but more important to this conversation is why it has never happened before? I just dont get it. Seems like there is no reason we havent. That being said I am pretty new to this all...so we will see.