Men's 1,500M Odds

Shani Davis hopes to bring home a gold medal for the United States when he competes in the Men’s 1,500 Meter Speed Skating event at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

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In this event, the skating takes place on a 400 meter oval ice rink. Timed to one-hundredth of a second, athletes compete in by skating counter-clockwise around the oval and changing lanes once per lap, which equals out the distance.

Davis, who won the silver medal in the 2006 Olympics and is the defending world champion in the 1,500, is favored to win the gold.

Davis has odds of 8/15 to win the gold medal according to online sports book Other short odds to win are Chad Hedrick (4/1), and Denny Morrison (11/2), and Trevor Marsicano (8/1).

Davis has won the 2004, 2007, and 2009 world championship in this event while also finishing second in 2008. His top time in this event is 1:41.04.

Hedrick is known for being an inline skater, but he also has had success on the ice for the United States. He won the bronze medal in this event in 2006, but mostly competes in longer distances. His top time is 1:42.78, which he set in 2006.

Morrison competes for Canada and he was the 2008 world champion in the 1,500. He also took third in the 2009 and 2007 world championships for this event. His top time is 1:42.01.

Marsciano competes for the United State and he won the silver medal in the 2009 world championships. His top time in this event is 1:42.31.

The 2010 Winter Olympics take place from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada beginning Friday, Feb. 12. and concluding Sunday, Feb. 28. For complete odds on which skater will win the Men’s 1,500 Meter Speed Skating event, see below.

Odds to win Men’s 1,500 Meter Speed Skating at 2010 Winter Olympics

Shani Davis (USA) 8/15 

Chad Hedrick (USA) 4/1 

Denny Morrison (CAN) 11/2 

Trevor Marsicano (USA) 8/1 

Mo Tae-Bum (SKOR) 10/1 

Havard Bokko (NOR) 16/1 

Enrico Fabris (ITA) 16/1 

Sven Kramer (NED) 22/1 

Mark Tuitert (NED) 33/1 

Simon Kuipers (NED) 33/1 

Stefan Groothuis (NED) 33/1 

Lucas Makowsky (POL) 40/1 

Mikael Flygind-Larsen (NOR) 66/1 

Ivan Skobrev (RUS) 66/1 

Konrad Niedzwiedzki (POL) 150/1 

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Posted: 2/10/10 1:34PM ET

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