The Distant Spell metamagic option's first effect enables a sorcerer to double the range of a range-based spell.
The counterspell spell has a normal range of 60 feet, but has the following casting time:
1 reaction, which you take when you see a creature within 60 feet of you casting a spell
If a sorcerer would apply Distant Spell metamagic to a counterspell in order to counter a spell that he sees being cast within more than 60 feet of him (but less or equal to 120), would the counterspell work, considering that the reaction says "within 60 feet" instead of "within range"?
Same goes for the feather fall spell.