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Cross Country, Marathon

A long-distance mountain bike race on off-road trails

Example usage: I'm training for a Cross Country Marathon this summer.

Most used in: Mountain biking communities around the world.

Most used by: Mountain bikers who enjoy long-distance endurance challenges.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 2/10

Also see: XCM, Cross-Country Marathon, Mountain Bike Marathon, MTB Marathon,


What is Cross Country Marathon Cycling?

Cross Country Marathon (XCM) cycling is an endurance mountain biking event that typically involves multiple laps of a course that is usually between 30-80km in length. The course is often made up of single-track trails, and is usually designed to be challenging, so that riders must have a good level of physical and technical ability to complete the course.

XCM cycling is a popular form of competitive cycling, with a huge range of international and national events taking place each year. The International Cycling Union (UCI) even has a dedicated XCM World Cup series, which features some of the most high-profile and competitive XCM events in the world.

XCM events usually involve riders racing against the clock, and the fastest rider to complete the course within the specified time wins. However, some XCM events also involve team-based competition, where teams of riders compete against each other.

XCM cycling is a great way to test your physical and technical ability as a cyclist, and is a great way to get involved in competitive cycling. So, if you're looking for a challenge, why not give XCM cycling a try?


The Origins of the Term 'Cross Country Marathon' in Cycling Events

The term 'Cross Country Marathon' first appeared in the context of cycling events in the early 1970s. It was used to describe a long-distance off-road bike race, usually covering more than 40 miles, that had a mix of terrain types, including paved roads, dirt roads, and mountain trails.

The term is believed to have originated in Europe, where the first Cross Country Marathon races were held in Germany in 1971. The first such race in the United States was held in 1972 in the state of Oregon. Since then, Cross Country Marathon races have become a popular annual event in many countries around the world.

The term 'Cross Country Marathon' is now commonly used to describe any long-distance off-road bike race that includes a mix of terrain types. It is also used to refer to any long-distance cycling event, regardless of whether the course is off-road or on-road.

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