There was no name before that, it was just running!
another name for cross chopping is intersect.
"Nordic" is another name for cross-country skiing. The equivalent name for downhill skiing is "Alpine."
western riding: barrel racing, pleasure, reining, cutting, roping. English: jumping, cross country, dressage. Are to name a few
Cyclo- cross, cross-country mountainbiking, horse cross-country, cross-country rally, motorcross, supercross, cross-country running, cross-country skiing, boardercross, golfcross, lacrosse, and polocrosse.