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The Shaker boys cross country team executes the sash exchange during last Saturday’s Ekiden meet in Niskayuna. The relay race consists of teams of three runners tackling a 1.5-mile loop.

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Unique meet opens cross country season

Ekiden race breaks with tradition

For all the different courses cross country runners compete on during the season, the object is always the same: run approximately three miles through the woods and finish with the best time possible to help your team. Niskayuna’s annual Ekiden Meet adds a unique twist.


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