Max Hall, 55, was born and raised in England. He attended Liverpool University. For 35 years, he has been the company director of a machinery supply company. He says, “Joe Redington inflicted me with Iditarod Fever in 1992 when I first visited the Race Start as a tourist. I ran to Nome with his first Challenge in 1993.” He came back, then, to run the Iditarod in 1995. “For some unknown reason, I am returning in 2006 after having told my wife, Lena, every time that this would be the last. It’s a disease – at 55, I should know better! But I’ve missed it the last six years.” A member of the IOFC, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Fellow of the Institute of Sheet Metal Engineers, Max says he enjoys dogs and travel.