Kyle Skaggs makes it 7 for 7 and another CR at Wasatch this weekend! Another Speedgoat record falls as Kyle Skaggs takes another 8 minutes off the WF100 course record at 19:35!It was not surprise to see Kyle go out fast and hang on. A 32 minute cushion at Brighton made it happen. The only record the Speedgoat has now is the last leg, (Brighton to the Finish) at 5:05. Kyle ran 5:33. What this does mean for the future, is, the record can now be even faster, somewhere around 19 hours if the fastest splits are run. No-one really knows how low it can go. Speedgoat odds fared well as the top 2 were picked easily and many on the list made the top 10.
Roch Horton and I ran a textbook performance to slip under 24 hours for the first time in 7 tries. Cheers to Roch for making it happen.
Liz Irvine proves to be the mystery women in this race and takes down Moehl’s record. Start to finish was the way to run this year as Liz Irvine proved she can hang with the best on the trail being the only women this year with a Crimson Cheetah finish with a stellar 23:29. I only saw Liz at Brighton and she looked better than everyone when she bounced in to the warm cozy aid of Brighton Ski Resort. Roch and I chased her but never got close enough, she was tough all day. Betsy Nye put together another Wasatch in classic form and finished second. Next year if she runs we’ll make sure we don’t miss her on the odds list.
I paced John Maack who ran a very even race all day, despite running with a heavy heart, John was able to keep his eye on the prize and worked through some stomach problems early in the day. John stayed focused and determined throughout the run to post (almost) even splits from beginning to the end ! His ability to run the downhills the whole last leg really helped improve his time from last by over 1 hour and 20 minutes along with less down time. John is 2 for 2 on the Wasatch 100 course, he will be a consistent finisher for many years to come! It was fun seeing Mr. Gates all morning running for his 23rd Wasatch 100 finish! Congratulations Rick!
Hats off to another finish for Dave from Virginia who just finished Leadville, Kelly Korevec and Brennen Wysong who both broke the 28 hour barrier. Way to go Leland Barker who just posted his 9th sub 24 hour finish at the Wasatch 100!