King To Defend Trail Championship Title

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Sep. 6, 2013
  • Updated Sep. 6, 2013 at 11:38 AM UTC
Max King has garnered an impressive five national trail titles. Photo:

Last year’s women’s winner, Lindsey Anderson, returns as well.

According to Running USA, Max King, one of the top American trail runners, will lace up his shoes to defend his title at the XTERRA Trail Run National Championships on Sept. 22 at the Snowbasin Resort near Ogden, Utah.

King has an impressive five national titles on his resume and will deservedly be wearing the No. 1 bib.

“That course is one of my favorites for a trail run course,” King said of the 21K route that he will compete on. “It’s beautiful that time of year with the changing colors and the crisp fall morning temps. The course is challenging but you can really run fast on it, which for me, plays to my strengths. I think it’s a good mix of technical trail running, good climbing, fast smooth singletracks, and sweeping downhills. It has it all.”

On the women’s side, Lindsey Anderson, who won the event last year, will also be back to defend her crown.


Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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