Strava is home to some of the world's best - and most popular - runners. From Olympians to trail runners, people with inspirational back stories to college champions, following some of the runners in this list will help to motivate you, whatever your goal.
Kilian Jornet Burgada
A trail running legend, there isn't much that Kilian Jornet hasn't done - or won. As well as multiple victories at races like UTMB and Western States, the Spaniard also has a number of Fastest Known Times around the world.
Olympic bronze medallist burst onto the long-distance scene when she took second at the 2020 US Olympic trials in just her first race over the distance. She backed that up with Bronze in Tokyo. Molly is a co-founder of the Sad Girl Track Club.
Ignore the fact that Hellah Sidibe produces inspiring and educational content daily. Rather, focus on a run streak going back SIX YEARS. Hellah regularly invites his community to join him on a running journey that is unmatched on Strava.
Lisa Migliorini, a.k.a TheFashionJogger, has grown a devoted community of followers on both Strava and Instagram. The fashion jogger brings a unique mix of positivity and performance to Strava, tracking her activities on the platform.
Championing the mindset of being 1% better every day, Kayla Jeter is founder of the global running community #100MilesOfSummer. Kayla spearheads running & fitness initiatives within Chicago's South Side with the goal of making wellness available to all.
From the bottom of a bottle to a sub-3 marathon runner, Tommie Runz has inspired athletes worldwide by overcoming addiction on his way to multiple impressive marathon finishes.
From ultra-marathons to big mountains, there isn't much that Hillary Gerardi won't tackle. The Skyracer and multiple ultra-winner, Gerardi scooped Strava's Activity of the Year title when she completed the female FKT on Mont Blanc.
A mainstay on the ultra-trail calendar, in 2023 Jim Walmsley added yet another win to his impressive resume, becoming the first American man to win the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB).
Podcaster Adrienne Adhami uses her platform to inspire people to pursue their passions and achieve success. The Londoner is more than 'just' a broadcaster, she inspires Strava users with regular uploads of her active life.
On July 24 Deo Kato laced up his running shoes in Cape Town, South Africa. He's still going. The Ugandan-born, British runner is attempting to become the first person to run from Cape Town to London, shining a spotlight on the History of Human Migration.
French ultrarunner François D'Haene is a legend in trail running circles, having won UTMB four times, Grand Raid twice, and was the first-ever winner of the Ultra-Trail World Tour.
Nick bester is a 2h 20m marathoner and running coach. Nick is the founder of Best Athletics running club and community, which looks to help as many fellow runners on their journey as possible.
American middle-distance runner Colleen Quigley recently switched from running to triathlon, after enjoying a stellar career that included being part of the world record-breaking 4x1500m US team.
For many, a single marathon in a year is plenty enough. Brazilian Hugo Farias captured the imagination of his nation - and inspired them to move - when he completed 365 marathons over 365 days - yeah, that's one marathon per day.
Cal Calamia broke new ground in 2023, becoming the first trans athlete to receive a Therapeutic Use Exemption to compete in male, nonbinary & open categories at USA Track & Field events. In November they won the non-binary division of the NYC Marathon.
Sage Hurta is a middle-distance runner who primarily focuses on the 800m and 1500m distances. The multiple NCAA champion set multiple US fastest times throughout 2023.
American runner and US half marathon record holder Keira d'Amato has continually impressed throughout her career. As well as holding the US women's marathon record at one point, she also holds the world's best time for the 10-miles.
Chef, Writer, and mother, Latoya Shauntay Snell is also an inspiring athlete. The American uses her blog and Strava to tell her unique story as a queer, African American, plus-size, multi-sport athlete.
For some, an endurance challenge is a single, extreme event. For Sav Sachdev, it is a cumulative pursuit. The Londoner has amassed an almighty run streak, having just reached her 900th day of running (and counting) - all logged on Strava.