You guys are such idiots. Just because Killian beat Max in europe (along with many other runners), in pikes peak, and speedgoat, i doesn't mean Killian would have beat Max in the 50k. Trail running is different everytime, depending on where you run. A smooth course with gradual climbs and not a lot of climbing would give Max the Advantage. Every runner is better at different style of courses. Max is actually one of the few that can compete in everything thats thrown at him.
Its funny how you guys can sit at home and bash the rest of trail runners in the U.S. If you think you are so fast then get out there. Shut your mouth and sign up for a race. Even better idea...how about you race Max a day after he's run a 50k and good luck beating him.
Also, look at ultra running world championships and mountain running world championships. If you haven't noticed, the U.S. has been doing pretty damn well lately. So well, that Max King didn't make the team this year. So i'm not sure where this idea of the U.S. level not being as high as Europe is coming from.