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6 Trail Runners You Should Follow Now on Instagram

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These 6 trail runners are my favorites. Why? Not because they have the coolest photos, or because they’re fast, but because they appear to be humble and kind runners. Here’s who they are…

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1. Mirna Valerio

Or also known as The Mirnavator. Mirna is a personal favorite of mine because she is one of the most outgoing and confident people I have ever met. I aspire to be as amazing as Mirna is. She is also the author of the book A Beautiful Work in Progress.

Mirna has passed 100k followers. 😉

2. Kilian Jornet

If you are a runner (any type of runner), adventurer, mountain lover, climber, or just someone who likes looking at mountain photos/videos, you should be following this guy. Kilian is one of the most influential mountain guys you can find, and I think the best part about him is that he seems to have much respect for runners, mountains, and our earth. He is also the author of the book: Training for the Uphill Athlete – A Manual for Mountain Runners and Ski Mountaineers

Kilian is at 1M followers. 😉

3. Xavier Thévenard

Xavier is a French runner and 3 time winner of the UTMB, and a humble athlete that loves to be in the mountains.

Check out this article about Xavier: ici. He talks about how he will be traveling less for races because there is such a big environmental impact when traveling to races.

Xavier has 58.1k followers. 😉

4. Scott Jurek

An Ultra Trail Runner who loves to run, and inspire runners from all over the world to run! A runner who is modest and humble about his journey. He is also the author of the book: North: Finding My Way

Scott is at 205k followers. 😉

5. Chloë Lanthier

Chloë, ah, she is a competitive athlete and trail runner filled not only with knowledge about running, but also about life and our environment. She teaches runners from all around the world from how to trail run to how to avoid injuries! She is also the author of the popular book: Trail, les clés pour performer sans se blesser (Solo – Guides techniques) (French Edition).

Chloë has 1k followers. 😉

6. Tommy “Rivs”

An all around amazing runner, ultra runner, trail runner, an amazing dad to three kids, and a very well known runner and Instagrammer, Tommy “Rivs”. Tommy is a down-to-Earth family man that loves running. He is also very active on social media. Tommy is currently in a hospital because of an undiagnosed illness that seems to be similar to COVID-19. Many prayers go out to him and his family.

Tommy has 186k followers. 😉


Who’s your favorite Instagramable runner? What are your thoughts on the 6 Trail Runners You Should Follow Now on Instagram? Let me know in the comments below!

4 thoughts on “6 Trail Runners You Should Follow Now on Instagram”

  1. I live in Colorado Rockies. Trail running is the most amazing feeling of freedom, like flying in the mountains. Thanks for sharing Instagram inspiration.

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