Meet Arturs Bareikis

What is your racing focus?


People, Places and Things

People: Who are some influential runners in your life? 
Jake and Zane Robertson twins that moved to Kenya at early age to pursue greatness and now are best runners in the world because hard work and risk
Places: What is your favorite place to run and why? 
There are many great places in Chicago such as Argone in south suburbs which is a great 9.3 mile limestone loop. Iten Kenya also is fantastic as it is 8000 feet altitude. Its always hard to run but after returning to sea level is very easy to run fast.
Things: favorite running gear? 
Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% shoes


Race rituals

What is your go-to pre-workout or race meal?
Cofee and Bagel
Do you have any specific pre-race rituals or superstitions? What are they?
Before marathon drink 2L coke and eat rice crispees 400 grams of Carbs!
What is your favorite way to celebrate a good race?
Some Blue Moon Beer if I have done a great race

Past and future

What is your most memorable running moment? 
When I ran 50km in 3:04 and broke National record of Latvia in 2016.
What are some of your goals for 2018?
I would like to try to break 2:20:00 Marathon Barrier in Fall.



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