I just realised we don't have a Max Aaron thread. Rectified!
To start us off, here's his interview with The Skating Lesson. 50 minutes of fantastic Max, talking Carmen, hockey, a broken back, the two rings he really wants (one of them is NOT what you think ), life after skating and working on the whole package.
I first became interested in Max after seeing him skate at Nat'ls '12. It was his speed as much as anything that blew me away. Then I followed him throughout his summer '12 competitions & watched as his quad became more & more consistent. I knew he would medal this year but the gold was a surprise. After listening to this interview & learning he feels his natural skating talent is in speed skating I knew that was why this old woman felt the connection to him. Sixty years ago it was the sport I competed in! He's exciting, interesting, personable, talented, a breath of fresh air for US figure skating.