Max King


Hometown: Central Point, OR

B.S. Chemical Engineering
Cornell University

Number of Summers at Steens Mountain Running Camp: 4

Career/Professional/Coaching Highlights/Achievements:
Worked as a Chemical Engineer for 8 years, now retired. Shoe buyer and manager at Footzone Running Store in Bend. Coach the Central Oregon Running Club youth in Junior Olympic Cross Country.

Athletic Highlights/Achievements:
4 -Time World XC Team member
All-American NCAA D1 Steeplechase
2-Time Olympic Trials Qualifier
3-Time Xterra World Trail Run Champion

Why Max continues to return to Steens Mountain Running Camp each summer:
For cross country athletes to be better runners it’s important to break through mental barriers they place on themselves and Steen’s helps athletes become better at destroying those mental barriers by challenging kids to do tasks they wouldn’t normally consider possible with the help of teammates, coaches, and athletes.

It’s a running camp that focuses a lot on the mental aspect of running. The reason I come back is that I like to see kids come out of Steen’s at the end of the week as a changed athlete with the attitude that there is no physical or mental challenge they can’t overcome.

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