The 33-year-old has won it four times.
The race is doubling as this year’s Skyrunner World Series Ultra Championship.
Last year's women's winner, Lindsey Anderson, returns as well.
The men's and women's defending champions will be there.
For the fifth consecutive year, the event will be staged at the picturesque Kualoa Ranch in Hawaii.
We caught up with the track-minded trail runner after his first-place XTERRA tie.
No defending champions are returning.
The trail ace also set a course record there.
The date for the 2013 event will be September 28th, pending U.S. Forest Service permit approval.
Max King takes home his third championship in eight days.