Only a few weeks since he bested the World at the 2011 World Mountain Running Championships, Max King will attempt to win two races this weekend, one in his hometown of Bend, Oregon and one in Ogden, Utah.  The first is the USA 50km Trail Championships, which takes place at 8AM at Mt. Bachelor Ski Area right outside of Bend.   After King finishes the race, he’ll hop on a plane to Salt Lake City and then head over to Ogden, Utah for the XTERRA Trail Championships which take place on Sunday, exactly 24 hours after the 50km race.  It’s not an easy feat but if anyone can handle it, King can.

Best of luck to Max this weekend from all of us here at! You can follow the 50km race right here on our twitter feed and Facebook page where Mountain Team Leader Richard Bolt will be providing live updates from the event.