2013 Junior Champion in Sprint, Pursuit and Mass-start
After four years with Biathlon Canada, Macx Davies, 26, has decided to retire from competition after an accomplished career in the sport. The Canmore, Alta. native has experienced international success at multiple IBU Events, World Cups and World Championships alike. The self-proclaimed “terrible shot” relied on his skiing speed and agility as a competitive advantage, according to his bio on the Canadian Olympic Team website.
His early enrollment in the Jack Rabbits Nordic ski program at the Canmore Nordic Ski Club began his training at a young age, and he later moved to the Biathlon Alberta Training Centre in 2011 to further develop his career. Within the next two seasons, Davies became the 2013 Canadian and North American junior champion in sprint, Pursuit and Mass-start competition, as well as finishing eighth in the 15km Individual event at the 2013 Junior Biathlon World Championships.
A strong 2015/2016 season saw Davies’ results highlighted by a 10thplace result in the sprint at the IBU World Cup in Oestersund, Sweden and a 15th-place finish in the sprint at the IBU Cup in Obertilliach, Austria.
During 2016/2017, he struggled to maintain success throughout the season, and questioned his continuation in the sport. After removing himself from competition for a month and a half, he came back strong with an Olympic debut at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games as a member of Biathlon Canada’s 4x7.5km relay team.
With an 11th-place finish at the event, this was one of the major highlights of his career and a high note on which to end. Davies announced he was stepping away from the competitive scene permanently to pursue a degree at Athabasca University, while continuing to coach at the Canmore Nordic Ski Club.
Macx Davies' career is highlighted by a 10th-place result in the sprint at the IBU World Cup in Oestersund.