Training Camp Kenya

Hello, My name is Arturs Bareikis and I am chasing my dream of representing Latvia in 2016 in Olympics in the marathon. I give everything that I have towards this dream, even putting my teaching career on hold. Each year I have worked hard to get my marathon time down. Recently I Ran 2:25:16 ( 530 per mile) in Twin cities. Some other accomplishments last two years:
- 2 year Champion Memphis Half Marathon 1:08 and 1:10
- 2nd place St.Louis Marathon in 2011
- Represented Latvia in 2011 European Cross Country championships in Slovenia
- Silver medalist in 3000 meters in Latvia 2011
- Bronze medalist in 2012 10000 meters Latvian Olympics in Latvia

My Goal - Raise money for Trip to Kenya to help me prepare for Sub 2:20 marathon attempt this fall. Olympic qualifier is 2:18 B standard and 2:15 A standard needed in 4 years.

Trip costs - Tickets 1900$
Housing and Meals 3000$

The training camp is 2 months.

Why should you help: I understand that economy is hard and everyone is trying their hardest to chase their dreams. I always try to help everyone I know to achieve their dreams and I like to motivate and see other people succeed in life. If I could I would help anyone towards their dream. In return I help out with anything I can, and always promise to thank everyone for supporting me in any way. I understand that not everyone will donate but I respect all the donations and remember dreams come true you just have to not be afraid to fail.

RIO 2016 DREAM - starts with Kenya training camp this summer.

There are 3 ways you can help: 1. Make a secure donation on this website 2. If you do not feel comfortable donating online you can email me at [email redacted] and I will send you an address you can mail your donation to 3. Please share this page with your friends! Whether you are able to contribute to my training camp to Kenya or not, I thank you for taking the time to view this page and thank you for sharing it with others.

Sincerely Arturs

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Arturs Bareikis 
Midlothian, IL
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