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Christina Roberts, Brainerd High School grad and 2004 Female Athlete of the Year, stood at the top of the podium after placing first in the 26-29 women’s group of the challenging Escape from Alcatraz triathlon in June.

Recreation: Roberts escapes from Alcatraz


Escape from Alcatraz might evoke memories of the 1979 movie starring Clint Eastwood for most people, but to triathlon athletes it is known as one of the most grueling triathlons in the country.

Brainerd High School graduate Christina Roberts not only finished this year's Alcatraz tri in June, but finished first in her women's 26-29 age group and sixth overall among the amateur women. She also finished 111th among all amateurs in the 1,600-athlete field.

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