MAX KING

Max is a living legend in the world of trail and ultra running and brings a massive amount of experience and enthusiasm to the academies. Put simply, Max lives and breathes running – whether that's racing, training or helping runners of all ages with his wealth of knowledge. Based in Bend, Oregon, Max has raced and won over a huge range of distances and terrain including winning both the World Mountain Running Championship in 2011 and the 100km World Championship in 2014. There is no race too short or too long for Max, he's as passionate on a 5km shakeout run as he is on the startline of a stacked race like Mont Blanc Marathon – a race Max finished 3rd in 2017 after an epic battle with Kilian Jornet and Stian Angermund-Vik. 

IDA NILSSON

Since bursting onto the trail scene in 2015 Ida has become one of the greatest trail runners on the planet. A former Swedish track star, Ida swapped spikes for Sense and has never looked back. In the last two years she's won back to back Transvulcanias and TNF50s and racked up countless other victories and podiums. When Ida isn't traveling the world as a member of Salomon's Elite Team, she's to be found at her home in the far north of Norway surrounded on all sides by her beloved mountains. Ida brings her holistic approach to running and life in general to the academies and usually gets the player's days started with a sunrise yoga session.