King, a Cornell alum, has won yet another $30k and yet another world title. 2006 NCAA steeple champ and 2008 US Olympian Josh McAdams was the runner up at the 2015 Warriror Dash Worlds. 8:37 steepler and former Weber State runner Brett Hales was third.
Steeplers kick ass in the event as they are crazy enough to do it and fast enough to excel at it. Steeplers took the top two spots in the women's race. Olympic steepler Bridget Franek won the women's world title and 9:51 steepler Kimber Mattox was second.
In case you don't what the Warrior Dash is, it's a 5k obstacle race with some crazy obstacles on it.
Here's a video that gives you an idea of what the race is like (from last year): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyR_hnu_Q0A
This is King's 8th World title of some sort .
Here are the results according to RRW.
MEN (extended gun times) -
1. Max King 27:52.45 $30,000
2. Joshua McAdams 28:21.75 10,000
3. Brett Hales 28:35,90 5,000
4. Hobie Call 28:41.70 3,000
5. Tripp Hurt 28:41.95 2,000
6. Cody Moat 28:51.80
7. Thomas Morgan 29:14.25
8. Mark Husted 29:19.75
WOMEN (extended gun times) -
1. Bridget Franek 32:22.50 $30,000
2. Kimber Mattox 32:48.60 10,000
3. K.K. Paul 35:10.00 5,000
4. Allison Morgan 36:03.35 3,000
5. Mary Ballinger 36:46.50 2,000
6. Jessica Textoris 36:46.50
7. Nicole Shortslef 37:01.95
8. Rachel Corvington 37:29.30
In case you don't know who Max King is. It was said in a thread about him last year that as a runner he is a "Jack of trades, a master of none."
I get why people say that but respectfully disagree. In my mind, he's a Master of being a complete Bad-Ass and the toughest guy out there.
Stories were told about the guy's toughness for my entire first 5 years at Cornell. He once ran a race at Cornell without a shirt on by pinning the bib through his chest. He once did a 100 x 200 workout.
As a pro, he's continued to do crazy stuff like win the US 50k title on a Saturday and then half-marathon on a Sunday.
In terms of his running bio, he was a steepler at Cornell (graduating the year before I got there) and has an 8:30 steeple pb. He also has a 2:14:36 marathon pb. He made 4 US teams for World Cross (2006, 2008, 2009, 2011) where his best finish was 39th in 2011. He also won the 2011 World Mountain Running Championships, the 2014 World 100k Championships, and 4-consecutive XTERRA Trail Run World Titles. I'm sure there's are other wins to his name.
You can read about his victory at last year's race here:
Max talks about his victory over the weekend here: https://www.facebook.com/mudrunguide/videos/867897613305531/?fref=nf
I may sponsor a Kenyan to the Warrior Dash next year. It would be fascinating to see. I think they'd get destroyed by Max.