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ANNA FRIDLIS) - Ita Lapina, 80.
Arlington - For more than a decade, Ita Lapina, 80, would race-walk each morning through the park near her home in Arlington County. She was healthy, her family said, and worried more about their welfare than her own.
On Monday, Lapina - a Russian immigrant who fled the Nazis during World War II - was killed in that park on the Four Mile Run trail when a bicyclist collided with her during her daily walk. The bicyclist rang his bell and yelled “To your left” to warn her he was approaching, county police said, and Lapina stepped to her left.
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