Also, American Sarah Bard was 4th in the women's race (6:42). She ran the marathon trials in LA and also got 4th at last year's 100K WC (where Camille Herron won). Huge race for her, and top Americanâ€”men or womenâ€”on the day.
Max ran great. Re: a comparison with Salazar's win, keep in mind that the "up" direction is shorter (~87k v. ~89k for "down"). Until the "down" record fell this year, the "up" and "down" men's CRs were only 4 minutes apart (now just over 6). So while not the same of course, the up/down times are actually more comparable than you might think. That said, Salazar's run was probably still superior, especially with it being a win.