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Alaina Robins of Cutchogue runs barefoot down the final tough trail segment of the second annual Xterra Lake Placid Triathlon. The 14-year- old had her bicycle break down during that phase of the short-course triathlon (750-meter swim, 10-mile ride and 5k run), then she lost her shoes on an especially muddy section of the trail run. Persevering tothe finish won her the annual Spirit Award.