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If You Want To Go Far, Go Together

EF Academy’s cross-country team creates an environment of encouragement and mutual growth.
Cooper Clark
EF Academy Cross-Country Runners participate in a meet. October 23, 2023.

As the curtains fell on the cross-country season at EF Academy, the collective achievements of the team stood as proof of the power of determination and unity. In the final race, the team’s performance at the Prep League Finals underscored their growth and determination, with Pedro, the team captain, leading the charge.

In the journey from the beginning to the Prep League Finals, the team faced its fair share of challenges. Whether dealing with injuries, adapting to different terrains, or navigating the mental obstacles of long-distance running, the team emerged stronger, building up friendships that go beyond the finish line.

EF Academy Cross-Country Runners at a meet. October 23, 2023. (Cooper Clark)

Central to the team’s success is a precise training regime that emphasizes both individual improvement and collective goals. Coordinated by Coach Clapp, the training sessions are a mix of physical conditioning and mental fortitude, preparing each member for the unique demands of cross-country races.

The essence of the cross-country team lies in its friendship. Whether it is supporting a teammate during a challenging race or celebrating personal records, the team’s dynamics stimulate an environment of encouragement and mutual growth. The collective spirit is what makes each member capable of surpassing their limitations.

EF Academy Cross-Country Runners at a meet. October 23, 2023. (Cooper Clark)

In the Prep League Finals, Pedro’s 8th place finish highlighted the individual prowess of the team’s captain, but it also symbolized the collective success of EF Academy’s cross-country team. As they celebrated their achievements, the team planted the seeds for future triumphs and gained recognition within the cross-country community.

EF Academy’s cross-country team, though relatively new, has quickly become a symbol of durability, courage, and unification. As they continue to overcome challenges, set personal records, and celebrate victories together, the team expresses the true spirit of cross-country running – a sport that not only tests individual limits but also forges a bond that lasts a lifetime.

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Nikolai Molchanov, Staff Reporter
Nikolai Molchanov, a 16-year-old senior born in Vladivostok, Russia, serves as a staff reporter for The International Changemaker. With a passion for writing and photography, Nikolai is ready to make EF Academy a better place.

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