Max Bretland, Bellbrook

Athlete of the Week: Max Bretland, Bellbrook

Name: Max Bretland

School: Bellbrook High School

Sport: Cross Country

Class: Senior, 12

Age: 17

Claim to fame: Won SWBL 2017

Bet you didn’t know: This is only my second year running Cross Country

Toughest opponent/why: Kyle Lethander he is a very strong athlete from Oakwood and we have run very similar times and are always fighting to beat one another in our races

Favorite book: The Great Gatsby

Favorite movie: Point Break

Favorite TV show: Parks and Recreation

Favorite musical song: High Hopes

Favorite pro athlete/why: Usain Bolt because he pushes himself and I wish to be as fast as him

Favorite smell: Fresh early morning smell

Favorite home cooked meal: Steak and Baked potato

Game day rituals: Listen to music

Person who would play me in a movie/why: My dad because he knows me well and would make a funny character out of me

Words you live by: Pain is only temporary but medals are forever

Biggest influence/why: My coach Mike Baumer. He was very fast in high school when he ran and I would love to be as fast as him.

I am most annoyed by: When parents stand on the course and get in the way

You can’t live without: My shin sleeves that help my legs not hurt

Most embarrassing moment: Injuring myself on vacation before the cross country season started this year

In 10-years, I’ll be: Hopefully out of college and on my way to prosper in my life after college

Best thing about cross country: There is no cap on how fast you can be so you can continually get better and better

Worst thing about cross country: Running so hard causes injuries and I have a lot of those and they are no fun

Vegetable I just won’t eat: Asparagus

Favorite junk food: Kettle cooked chips

Favorite school subject: Business classes

Person whose brain you’d like to pick: Eliud Kipchoge

Love to trade places for a day with: Donald Trump

When I’m bored, I like to: Hang out with friends and be active

Worst habit: Watching TV instead of doing work or sleeping

On your bedroom walls: My medals

Talent I’d most like to have: Be able to learn

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