Speedgoat Karl’s odds at the Red Hot 50k

February 14 2008, 4:20 pm

Kyle Skaggs is the no-brainer pick at 3-1.

Kyle should be able to run away with it on his 22 year old legs. I’ll givehim a run for it, but will have a tough time hanging unless Kyle starts wandering around the desert aimlessly. I’ll give myself a 5-1 chance if I can run a speedy race similiar to last year. Ian Torrenceand his local knowledge will keep him 7-1 odds. Duncan Callahan and Ryan Burch are sitting to make the most cash at 10-1 each.

The Women’s Race

Darcy Africa is back after last year’s stellar sub-5 hour run, but will be challenged hard this year by Anita Ortiz. I give both women 5-2 odds. Darcy has more Ultra experience, but Anita has more speed. Helen Cospolich proved she is a goat as well as she took home the $100 bucks at the Speedgoat 50k making it to the top of Snowbird first…6-1. High altitude superstar Emily Baer (sleeping at 9318′) from Silverton, CO gets a 7-1 chance, while Liz Irvine, last year’s Wasatch 100 winner is given 9-1.

Needless to say, this race is a HOT ONE! As long as the snow stays away!

Go to to check out the race. We’ll post results when I return to SLC.

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