The trail ace also set a course record there.
Last weekend, Max King proved once again that he is one of the best trail runners in the world when he dominated the prestigious JFK 50-Mile race in Maryland.
The 32-year-old King crossed the finish line for the 50.2-mile course in 5 hours, 34 minutes, and 58 seconds. This is an average of 6:42 per mile. King held off former elite marathoner Trent Briney, who took second in 5:37:56.
Both King and Briney ran times faster than the previous course record of 5:40:45, set last year by David Riddle, who ended up third this year.
“The oldest, the biggest — it’s one of those classic all-American ultras,” King said about the race, which was his first running. “It feels special just to be here for the 50th, and not just to be here, but to win and get a course record, too.”
Ellie Greenwood of Britain won the women’s race, also setting a new course record. The 33-year-old clocked 6:11:59.
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