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The Michelob Ultra Runners, a group of highly competitive friends from St. Louis, have been logging top finishes in the Steamboat Marathon and have made Steamboat a year-in, year-out stop. Brody Summerfield, left, owns a home in Steamboat and puts the crew up every June for the race. They are, from left: Summerfield, Tom Whalen, Matt Raterman, Janet Whalen, Curt Schneider, Clayton Pokorny and David Pokorny.

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They’ve run in races big and small, long and extremely long, in marathons from Boston to San Francisco and ultramarathons in the mountains and the desert. With a name like the Michelob Ultra Runners, they sound like an elite squad of uber runners. And they are, a St. Louis-based pack of friends and competitors, athletes extreme.


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