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Runners find middle ground in barefoot debate

Updated: June 5, 2013, 8:24 AM ET
By Mackenzie Lobby | Special to espnW

Linsey Corbin has finished 15 Ironmans and logged thousands of miles running through the mountainous terrain near her Montana home.

When she hits the flat, grassy ground, she kicks off her traditional running shoes and frees up her toes.

"I don't think I could sustain the proper running mileage and type of mileage that I need to do as a professional triathlete with only barefoot running," Corbin said.

She's not alone. While American runners sprinted ...

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