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The top Canadian runners to follow on Strava

Follow the training, workouts and races of some of Canada's top runners on Strava, a social network for athletes.

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If you enjoy following some of Canada’s top runners, look no further than this list of athletes to watch on Strava.

The social network for athletes provides the opportunity to follow the training of some of Canada’s top runners from the track to the roads to the trails. The app, available on mobile and desktop, is designed similarly to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter in that there is a feed of updates in chronological order. Users can keep tabs on their own training while also staying up to date on those they choose to follow. There are also a number of privacy settings in the event that you want to keep certain details for personal records only.

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The list takes into account a runner’s credentials, the character of their routes and run names and their popularity on the Canadian running scene, in no particular order. Click on each name to be redirected to their Strava profile.

Reid Coolsaet


Two-time Olympian, Canada’s fastest active marathoner and second fastest Canadian over 42K in history.

Rob Watson

World Championship qualifier, known as Canada’s “favourite” marathoner.

Krista DuChene

Second fastest Canadian marathoner in history. 2016 Olympian.

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Photo: Canada Running Series.

Dylan Wykes

2012 Olympian.

Charles Philibert-Thiboutot

2016 Olympian in the men’s 1,500m.

Emily Setlack

2016 Canadian half-marathon champion.

Gary Robbins

One of Canada’s premiere trail runners. He will run the Barkley Marathons beginning the weekend of March 31-April 2.

Gary Robbins
Photo: Matt Trappe Photography.

Leslie Sexton

One of Canada’s top marathoners.

Luc Bruchet

2016 Olympian in the men’s 5,000m.

2016 was pretty cool. 2017 is going to be better

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Trevor Hofbauer (a.k.a. Nacho Libre)

Trevor Hofbauer goes by the alias Nacho Libre on Strava. He’s worth the follow for both his unique and super spicy run names as well as an inside look at Canada’s deepest running club, the Speed River Track Club.

Trevor Hofbauer
Photo: Peter Stokes.

Adam Campbell

Canadian trail runner who will compete at the Hardrock 100 in July.

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Sasha Gollish

Canada’s second fastest half-marathoner ever (1:11:05) on an “open” course, Pan Am Games medallist and Canadian cross-country champion.

Kevin Coffey

Part of the BC Endurance Project as well as a coach for the Mile2Marathon crew, this Kingston native is living the training life out on the west coast.

Calum Neff

World record holder in the half-marathon and marathon while pushing a stroller.

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Calum Neff, pictured with daugher Alessandra and a Guinness world record official, runs 2:31 for the marathon with a stroller.

Rejean Chiasson

Super high mileage coach who will run the 2017 Boston Marathon. (See our recent story on Chiasson here.)

Rejean Chiasson
Photo: Jess Baumung.



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