“I want to lose weight so other runners don’t drop me on the hills.” 

“I plan to shed a few pounds before the marathon to be faster.”

“Losing weight would really improve my Power to Weight ratio…”

Congratulations to all of the athletes who competed in the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Cross Country Championships as well as the various National Championships. 

Many runners fantasize about losing weight (“Wouldn’t it be nice to lose a few pounds…”).Unlike some athletes who have to lose weight in order to meet a specific division for their sport (such as boxers or wrestlers), runners often choose to target a lower-than-normal weight for a specific race. (Note: Dropping weight once or twice a year is far healthier than trying to keep a low weight all year round!)

Directing or sponsoring a race in 2023 please send RUNOHIO – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. your race information including a contact phone number to be listed free on the RUNOHIO web site and in the print RUNOHIO.

The 2022 Ohio High School Athletic Association State Cross Country Championship was held at Fort Obetz, near Columbus. The OHSAA and the many officials and staff staged an outstanding event. Three components of the success of our sport deserve attention: