Healthy to do Cross Country if Anemic?

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Q: I recently went to the doctor because of symptoms of anemia. It turns out my hemoglobin count(I think that's what they were measuring) went from 14.4 to 10.5. I'm currently training for cross country but my doctor said it would not be smart to continue. I really don't want to quit. What are your views on this?

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