Deep Fields For 2013 XTERRA Trail Run Champs

Max King returns to Hawaii after a one-year hiatus. Photo: www.photorun.net

World champions will race in Hawaii this weekend.

Some of the best trail runners in the world will be toeing the line at the Kualoa Ranch in Hawaii this weekend for the 2013 XTERRA Trail Run World Championships. In fact, according to event organizers, the race is pitting former world champions against each other and is billed as one of the most competitive fields in the race’s six-year history.

Headlining the men’s race is Joseph Gray, co-winner of last year’s race with Ben Bruce. The two runners crossed the line simultaneously.

And not to be missed is Max King, who has won the race an impressive four times (2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011). King missed the event last year due to the birth of his daughter. King, who is dealing with a recent ankle injury, will be in the hunt for his fifth title.

Also in the mix is road racing ace Patrick Smyth, who recently joined the trail running scene and has had great success. Smyth prevailed at the  XTERRA Trail Run National Championship in his home state of Utah in September.

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