"If you fall down, you have to get up. Even if your world changes, there are old familiar things you can build on to create something new. I am happy to be able to do sport at a high level again. For me, cross-country skiing means enjoying nature and being active. I'm looking forward to that - and to the support from Kästle right from the start."
Cycling was Max's main activity for five years, but the desire for cross-country skiing was stronger, which is why he took part in ski marathons again after his cycling days. An accident in the family business in 2018 meant a break and a new beginning for his sporting career. Max's long fingers of his right hand were amputated. Via friends he joined the Para Ski nordic and quickly joined the national team. In 2019 he already won silver at the German Championships and made his World Cup debut in Lillehammer.
Max is a child of the Bavarian Forest. It's a matter of honour that he put on his cross-country skis at an early age. At his home club WSV-DJK Rastbüchl, to which he has remained faithful ever since, he learned cross-country skiing and started as a pupil at regional races. Later he was attracted by the long distances, such as the König-Ludwig-Lauf and the Engadin Skimarathon.