8 Famous Runners On Strava: Must-Follow Speedsters

Famous runners on Strava

These famous runners on Strava encourage users on their own running journeys to strive for new personal bests and push their limits. Let’s learn more. 

For those looking for inspiration on their running journey, Strava offers a unique opportunity to follow famous runners. This social media platform for athletes has become a hub for not just everyday fitness enthusiasts but also professional marathoners and record-holding runners. 

These star athletes share their training sessions, personal bests, and various experiences in their running careers, providing valuable insights and inspiration to the Strava community.

Strava provides the perfect space for fans to cheer on their favorite runners. It’s not just about witnessing these athletes’ incredible prowess; it’s about sharing in their journey and finding camaraderie in a virtual community dedicated to the sport. 

Read on! And when you have finished here, check out our round-up of famous Ironman triathletes.

Stravadicted Runners

1. Jim Walmsley

One of the most well-known runners on Strava is Jim Walmsley. His impressive run mileage on the app has gained lots of attention from users, with more than 101,000 followers keen to keep up with Walmsley’s athletic journey. 

The renowned ultra-marathoner is a three-time JFK 50-Mile winner. He also took the gold in the Bandera 100K, the Gorge Waterfalls 100K, and the Houston half-marathon.

2. Kilian Jornet Burgada

Famous runners on Strava
He won the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) four times

Kilian Jornet Burgada is a renowned ultrarunner with a jaw-dropping 282,000 followers on Strava. He won the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) four times, and in 2022, set a new race record finishing with a time of 19:49:30. The runner also took the crown at the Hardrock 100 on five occasions. 

3. David Simon

David Simon has gained a lot of attention for his daily runs, becoming Strava’s most active user in 2020 by covering a jaw-dropping 9,000 miles. At 61 years old, Simon has shown that remarkable endurance isn’t limited by age. His daily 20-mile runs are certainly of note and serve as a constant motivation for followers.

4. Molly Seidel

Molly Seidel
She finished with a time of 2:24:42, which is the quickest recorded by an American woman

Molly Seidel is an accomplished long-distance runner who took home the bronze in the marathon event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She also has four NCAA wins, two in the Indoor Championships, one in the Outdoor Championships, and another in the Cross Country event.

The athlete came fourth in the New York City Marathon in 2021. She finished with a time of 2:24:42, which is the quickest recorded by an American woman.

With more than 70,000 followers on the app, her fans are eager to see what she’ll accomplish next. You might also be interested in our guide on famous female triathletes

5. Reid Coolsaet

Reid Coolsaet
He represented Canada at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics

Another great marathoner on Strava is Reid Coolsaet from Canada, who has more than 6,000 followers and loves to share his impressive training regimen with fans. 

He represented Canada at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics and twice at the Olympics in the 2012 London Games and 2016 in Rio. The runner took the gold in the 5000m race at the national championships on four occasions.

6. Jack Rayner

Jack Rayner took up running at an early age and participated in his first national cross-country championship when he was only ten. He went on to win the national junior 5000m at the age of 17. Rayner has since created a new 10,000m record in Australia, finishing with 27:15:22. 

The athlete documents his runs on Strava to his 17,000 followers. 

7. Zach Bitter

Zach Bitter is a record-breaking ultrarunner with more than 15,000 followers on Strava. Some of his career highlights include holding the record for the 100-mile track run, completing the race with a time of 11:19:13. He also broke the 100 Miles Treadmill World Record, finishing in just over 12 hours, having shaved 20 minutes off the previous record.

8. Keira D’Amato 

Keira D’Amato is another ground-breaking runner. She currently holds the American half marathon record after finishing the 2023 Gold Coast Marathon with a time of 1:06:37.

D’Amato previously held the American women’s marathon record. With more than 49,000 followers on Strava, she’s clearly one to watch. 

This article was researched with the help of OpenAI and fact-checked and edited by our human editor.