King Returns For Trail Run World Champs

Max King represented the U.S. at the 2010 World Cross-Country Championships. Photo: www.photorun.net

The 33-year-old has won it four times.

Max King is arguably the best American trail runner. And later this month, the 33-year-old heads to Hawaii to XTERRA Trail Run World Championships on the hunt to regain the crown.

The event takes place on November 24 at the Kualoa Ranch in Hawaii.

King missed it last year due to the birth of his daughter. He has won the 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 championships.

“The scenery of the course easily stands out as one of the main draws to the Kualoa course,” said King. “Not only that, but it’s a challenging half-marathon that still requires a good amount of speed training to do well. It’s got everything a good trail race should have. The climb at mile 9 is the one challenge of the course that usually decides the outcome. It can make or break a race, so good hill training is essential.”

But despite all his success, King has been battling an ankle injury and had to cut back on his training for this event.

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