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fghsgh
Max King: Did he really pin a race bib to his chest? 12/13/2013 7:54AM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I've heard a story that Max King once pinned a race bib directly to his chest. Is this true? Are there pics? I find it so ridiculous that it's almost humorous.
5kto50m
RE: Max King: Did he really pin a race bib to his chest? 12/13/2013 9:33AM - in reply to fghsgh Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
i watched a video interview with sage canaday (either on his youtube channel or irunfar) where he confirmed this story to be true. i don't know if that can be counted as a real confirmation, but as a thing of lore, the story has legs.

i believe it was during his cornell times (he was older than sage, not even sure they overlapped there).
airborne soldier
RE: Max King: Did he really pin a race bib to his chest? 12/13/2013 9:38AM - in reply to fghsgh Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Pin my wings upon my chest, and then bury me in the leaning rest.
truthbeuntold
RE: Max King: Did he really pin a race bib to his chest? 12/13/2013 11:03AM - in reply to fghsgh Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Yes it is true - Max King was the person Dan Brown used to sketch the character Silas in The Da Vinci Code |
t.shea
RE: Max King: Did he really pin a race bib to his chest? 12/13/2013 11:15AM - in reply to fghsgh Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

fghsgh wrote:

I've heard a story that Max King once pinned a race bib directly to his chest. Is this true? Are there pics? I find it so ridiculous that it's almost humorous.


Not sure about Max, but one year at Hood to Coast (late 90s) Sam Alexander (Bellingham/Running with Woodies Sam A., not the current BAA Sam A.) ran his final leg shirtless with bib # pinned to "chest" via his two nipple rings.
Iwasthere
RE: Max King: Did he really pin a race bib to his chest? 12/13/2013 1:02PM - in reply to t.shea Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
It is true. But he didn't use safety pins; he used a staple gun. Bam-Bam-Bam-Bam and off he went. Chuck Norris was in the crowd that day and even he was impressed.
CoachB
RE: Max King: Did he really pin a race bib to his chest? 12/13/2013 3:45PM - in reply to Iwasthere Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
He then used his dong to hammer a railroad spike through a cement block.

f-ing BA, man.
a female POV
RE: Max King: Did he really pin a race bib to his chest? 12/13/2013 3:49PM - in reply to 5kto50m Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
how come every time one of these dumb stories comes out, it's always at or about cornell?
Quick Dr.Eye
RE: Max King: Did he really pin a race bib to his chest? 12/13/2013 5:33PM - in reply to fghsgh Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
That's nothing. I trained my whole life for a sub 4 hour charity marathon and the day before the race I had my bib replicated as a tattoo on my chest. It's the ultimate in race/chest/machismo. Try to keep up, boys.
Moron.....
RE: Max King: Did he really pin a race bib to his chest? 12/13/2013 10:17PM - in reply to Quick Dr.Eye Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Quick Dr.Eye wrote:

That's nothing. I trained my whole life for a sub 4 hour charity marathon and the day before the race I had my bib replicated as a tattoo on my chest. It's the ultimate in race/chest/machismo. Try to keep up, boys.


You know you aren't funny or clever and just a plain moron right?
Steve McClearn
RE: Max King: Did he really pin a race bib to his chest? 12/13/2013 11:21PM - in reply to Moron..... Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
It's true. I was on the team with Max and was "in the race" he pinned the bib to himself. How this is a message board topic is beyond me.

But since it is...background.

At least back when Max (and I) went to school, the dining halls on campus were all you can eat. If you went to multiple dining halls during the same "meal period" it would only count as one meal. In other words, you could go to 2, 3, 4+ dining halls if you really wanted during dinner and it would only count as one meal against your meal plan.

One year, some genius had an idea of running a race and eating a pre-specified meal at every dining hall. Course was approximately 2.5 miles and had (I believe) 6 meals - 5 dining hall meals and then a (cold) happy meal.

The Dining Hall classic became an annual tradition after cross country season (late November/early December). All entrants had race bibs for some reason I can't recall. Other random rules/traditions: no running in the dining halls, no puking in the dining halls, and a pre/post race weigh in. Most top finishers ran in the 30-40 minute range.

Max decided one year to pin the bib to himself. Yeah, he's a little nuts. I don't think he won that year though (he did win twice I believe).
Guppy
RE: Max King: Did he really pin a race bib to his chest? 12/14/2013 12:06AM - in reply to Moron..... Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Moron..... wrote:


Quick Dr.Eye wrote:

That's nothing. I trained my whole life for a sub 4 hour charity marathon and the day before the race I had my bib replicated as a tattoo on my chest. It's the ultimate in race/chest/machismo. Try to keep up, boys.


You know you aren't funny or clever and just a plain moron right?


It's moran, idiot.
this may hurt a little
RE: Max King: Did he really pin a race bib to his chest? 12/14/2013 12:22AM - in reply to Steve McClearn Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Steve McClearn wrote:

It's true. I was on the team with Max and was "in the race" he pinned the bib to himself. How this is a message board topic is beyond me.

But since it is...background.

At least back when Max (and I) went to school, the dining halls on campus were all you can eat. If you went to multiple dining halls during the same "meal period" it would only count as one meal. In other words, you could go to 2, 3, 4+ dining halls if you really wanted during dinner and it would only count as one meal against your meal plan.

One year, some genius had an idea of running a race and eating a pre-specified meal at every dining hall. Course was approximately 2.5 miles and had (I believe) 6 meals - 5 dining hall meals and then a (cold) happy meal.

The Dining Hall classic became an annual tradition after cross country season (late November/early December). All entrants had race bibs for some reason I can't recall. Other random rules/traditions: no running in the dining halls, no puking in the dining halls, and a pre/post race weigh in. Most top finishers ran in the 30-40 minute range.

Max decided one year to pin the bib to himself. Yeah, he's a little nuts. I don't think he won that year though (he did win twice I believe).


Gotta love the college days. Thanks for sharing.
Xbgzfrys
RE: Max King: Did he really pin a race bib to his chest? 12/14/2013 12:50AM - in reply to Moron..... Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Moron..... wrote:


Quick Dr.Eye wrote:

That's nothing. I trained my whole life for a sub 4 hour charity marathon and the day before the race I had my bib replicated as a tattoo on my chest. It's the ultimate in race/chest/machismo. Try to keep up, boys.


You know you aren't funny or clever and just a plain moron right?


Stop peppering the boards.
McClearn's old roommate
RE: Max King: Did he really pin a race bib to his chest? 12/14/2013 9:22AM - in reply to Steve McClearn Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Good memory, Steve.

I also ran the DHC that year (2002). To flesh out some additional color commentary, Max, the two time defending champion, finished 2nd that year. It was a close race and the guy who won set the course record. Max broke a glass window in a door in the student union as he chased the leader. It was one of those doors with loose hinges that closes rapidly after someone passes through it. He hit it going full speed as it was closing. I can't remember exactly, but he may have vomited in one of the dining halls too.

2002 was the final year of the DHC. The previous years had passed without many issues, but in 2002 people took it seriously and it was more competitive. In the aftermath, the coaches and school administrators were pissed about the vomit present at the entry of various dig halls, the broken window, and the fact that a few guys rode the dish belt to pass between two adjacent dining halls rather than leaving to have their cards swiped. We had to cancel it the following year.
runn
RE: Max King: Did he really pin a race bib to his chest? 12/14/2013 10:49AM - in reply to fghsgh Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Max King poops Chuck Norris every day before his morning run.
bk
RE: Max King: Did he really pin a race bib to his chest? 12/14/2013 12:34PM - in reply to McClearn's old roommate Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Let's call it was it was; the race wasn't that close. As I recall, I smoked Max, which was some nice retribution for him passing me during the final meal (a happy meal) the previous year. I'm pretty sure that Steve was actually right ahead of him and had opened the door the swung back into Max shattering the the glass as he was trying to get outside before he vomited (don't believe he completely made it and there was some rules discussion since he vomited inside the university building, but outside of the actually dining hall.

But might as well add to the legend here and mention that sometime after pinning the number onto his chest, he concluded it didn't hurt that bad and decided to pierce his own lip as well. If you find a picture of him from his senior year you'll see a spike in his lower lip...homemade.
C/M Runner
RE: Max King: Did he really pin a race bib to his chest? 12/14/2013 5:18PM - in reply to bk Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Lol love the stories!
cooptastic
RE: Max King: Did he really pin a race bib to his chest? 12/14/2013 10:34PM - in reply to runn Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
It's true. Jason Rexing hammered the pins into Max's chest using his trainers.
99% sure
RE: Max King: Did he really pin a race bib to his chest? 12/14/2013 11:07PM - in reply to Steve McClearn Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Steve McClearn wrote:

It's true. I was on the team with Max and was "in the race" he pinned the bib to himself. How this is a message board topic is beyond me.



Max King is OP
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