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Canadian runners you should follow on TikTok

You can never have too much running content on your feed

The social media app TikTok has been growing in popularity over the pandemic, reporting over one billion active users per month. On the app, users and notable individuals can film videos of themselves lip-syncing, dancing or performing over 15-second clips.

If you are new to TikTok or are looking for more running content on your feed, here are five Canadian runners and TikToker’s that can help pump you up for your next run.

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Madeline Price (@maddypriceless)

Price was a part of Canada’s 4×400 relay team that finished fourth at the Tokyo Olympics, where she ran dominant leg to help Canada get into the final. Price showcases the road she took to the Olympic Games, showing her followers the fun side of training to be an Olympian.

@maddypriceless

Through all the hardships, I never stopped believing. And now I am an Olympian. #olympics #tokyo #teamcanada #fyp #olympic2020tokyo #track

♬ Originalton – Jessi

Jonathan DeSouza (@itsjondesouza)

DeSouza gives his followers a behind-the-scenes look as a Division I NCAA track and field athlete. DeSouza runs at the University of Iona alongside his twin brother Joshua DeSouza. The DeSouza brothers and the Iona men cross-country team have their eyes set on the NCAA championship in November, as one of the strongest teams in their MAAC conference.

@itsjondesouza

Sunday long runs >> #MotivationMonday #d1 #d1athlete #trackandfield #crosscountry #xc #ncaaxc #ncaacancelled #longrunsunday #longrun #fyp #myhobby

♬ Where Is The Love? – The Black Eyed Peas

Andre De Grasse (@de6rasse)

Canada’s golden boy De Grasse’s TikTok page has it all, from the infamous dances with his partner to his activation routine before workouts. De Grasse regularly shows off the newest Puma gear and his elusive speed on the track.

@de6rasse

#puma #trackandfield #track

♬ Dior – Pop Smoke

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Diane Russel (@diane_lauren)

Russel ran cross-country for the University of Waterloo and completed the 2019 Boston Marathon. Russel’s goal is to be a voice in changing the narrative in women’s sports and inspiring women to join the running community.

@diane_lauren

Walking away with a new 10k PB! Official time 40:58! 🏃🏼‍♀️ #running #runner #runtok #runningtiktok #runnerthings #distancerunning #raceday #10krun

♬ original sound – SunriseMusic

Sage Watson (@sagewatson7)

The Canadian 400m hurdles record holder and two-time Olympian has a large following on TikTok. Watson has videos about what it’s like training in Arizona and being a part of Team Canada. She has several videos with over one million views. Watson spices up her content, uploading videos of her dancing to the latest TikTok trends and partaking in other sports besides running.

@sagewatson7

A year of work and a lot of struggles but grateful to be a two time Olympian. #olympics #track

♬ original sound – Blake Healey

Brendan Carpenter (@brecarperuns)

Carpenter got into running as a way to lose weight after graduating college. Once he started running, he couldn’t stop, dropping over 150lbs in weight. On his TikTok, he shares what keeps him motivated and training tips for the beginner runner. Carpenter has more than 100,000 followers and is one of the most popular Canadian runners on the app.

@brecarperuns

This rule was a game changer and I still use it till this day if im feeling unmotivated

♬ original sound – Brendan Carpenter

Marissa Papaconstantinou (@marissapaps)

The Paralympic bronze medallist is a must-follow on TikTok. Born without a right foot, Papaconstantinou shares her journey on how she got involved with the sport. She has posted on her page about the highs and lows of being a professional para-athlete, and the journey she took to the Paralympic Games.

@marissapaps

Doing this trend one more time cause I’m a PARALYMPIC MEDALIST 😭😭🥉❤️🍁 #fyp

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