August/September Athletes of the Month: Jane Bareikis and Tyler Woodward


Jane Barikis

“I started running after my husband said I would be a good runner, At first I didn’t believe him, but he was right. He is a great coach who also is on the Fleet Feet Racing Team. We train together and pick races together, so it’s really a nice combination for us. I remember my first 5k was around 20 minutes, but now one year later, my PR is at 17:15. In May, I was the first female finisher, and 18thoverall, at the Soldier Field 10-Miler with a time of 1:01:45. I want to become the best runner I can be, so I can make my mother and my husband, and really my entire family proud. I love racing and training hard and I hope I can keep improving each year. I’m very thankful to Fleet Feet for being part of the racing team it’s been a great motivation for me.”

  • 5K: 17:16
  • 8K: 29:10
  • 10 Mile: 59:23
  • Half Marathon: 1:17:54

Tyler Woodward

“I was introduced to running at a young age, running Thanksgiving turkey trots in grade school, and I ran my first half marathon in eighth grade. Around the same time, I started competing in triathlons during the summers, between school running seasons, and then ran cross country and track throughout high school at Naperville North, where I was a three-time state qualifier. Come college, I started becoming more serious about triathlon. I spent one year at Carthage College and competed in cross country and track and field, earning most valuable freshman and competing in NCAA D3 regionals in 2014. Now, I am a three-time Team USA World Championship Qualifier, and a two-time USA Triathlon All American. I would like to thank my coach Sarah Farsalas, for all of her hard work and dedication in assisting me pursue my passion and dreams.”

  • Sprint Triathlon: 56:38
  • Olympic Triathlon: 1:56:02


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