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Geoff Roes and Cara Marrs run Friday during a 5-mile trail run on Spring Creek. Roes is a well-known ultramarathon runner who was in Steamboat Springs for Saturday’s Run, Rabbit Run 50-mile race.

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2 of trail running's biggest names inspire in Steamboat Springs

Fred Abramowitz, one of the organizers of Saturday’s Run, Rabbit Run 50-mile trail ultramarathon in Steamboat Springs, said if the sport were tennis, Geoff Roes would be Roger Federer. Tennis isn’t ultramarathon trail running, however, and that much was obvious Friday morning as Roes and Joelle Vaught introduced themselves to a group ahead of Saturday’s big race.


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