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Bareikis, Medina push through to win Hidden Gem

Jane Bareikis is a mom.

The Crestwood resident almost didn’t run in Saturday’s Hidden Gem Half Marathon in Flossmoor. Her son, Armin, wasn’t feeling well the night before. She wasn’t sure if she should run.

“I really had a bad night last night,” Bareikis said. “I was running, and I was thinking about him. I’m glad (I came).”

Jane Bareikis, of Crestwood, was the first female finisher in the Hidden Gem half marathon. (David P. Funk/H-F Chronicle)

Armin was enough inspiration to propel Bareikis to . . .

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