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Sandra Mastropietro

Running on Instagram! These 10 running accounts you need to know

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Running is going viral on social media. Every day, the community shares pictures and stories on Instagram every day - from training sessions and competitions to private moments. Whether you're a hobby runner, trail runner, or ultrarunner - with over 37 million posts, every type of runner will find their own personal running motivation.

What makes the running hype on the sharing platform Instagram? Clearly: motivation, unique running impressions, whether from the urban backyard or from the most exotic places in the world.

We present ten inspiring running accounts that inspire and make you want to lace up your running shoes right away.

Instagram: @running.sandra 27,400 subscribers

Sandra Mastropietro lives the perfect #runner's life: She is an (ultra)marathoner, trail runner, model, speaker, coach - and mother. On Instagram, she inspires more than 27,000 followers with insights into her everyday running life; offline, she kept her running crew in Munich on their toes for a long time as Asics Community Manager before switching to The North Face.

The trained foreign language correspondent has also provided great inspiration and insights into the running lifestyle with her own columns on In her private life, she is in a relationship with the former German 10,000-meter champion Sebastian Hallmann.

Her positive attitude towards life is reflected in her fresh and cheerful feed, which motivates people to run with her. You can also read more on Sandra's blog

Instagram: @runwiththeflow 111,000 subscribers

Florian Neuschwander is a superstar of the German running scene. Following his favorite hashtag #ballern, the ISPO regular blasts out running content on Instagram almost daily - including performance data from his latest runs. So if you want to measure yourself against one of Germany's best long-distance runners or are simply looking for entertaining running motivation, the man with the distinctive mustache is just the right person to talk to.

Instagram: @laufvernarrt 43,000 subscribers

Paula Krüger is a nutritionist, personal trainer, life coach, state-certified physiotherapist and above all one thing: she loves running. In the meantime, she works full-time as a blogger and writes on about fitness, nutrition and mental training.

On the side, the Berlin native coaches people online and offline to their personal feel-good body, a healthier and happier life and more physical fitness. On her Instagram account, Paula impresses with naturalness, authenticity and lots of great running shots. But there are also fitness workouts and recipe ideas to discover here

Instagram: @runskills 39,600 subscribers

The (ultra) marathoners Susi and Dennis have been a couple since 2011. On their joint blog they provide an extra dose of motivation, tips and tricks for every situation, delicious recipes for success and regular inspiration.

Since 2015, the two have been living together in Munich and exploring the running trails of the surrounding area with their mongrel dog Flocki. The two running bloggers provide their community with beautiful outdoor impressions.

Instagram: @alrunninghappy 9,488 subscribers

Running Happy - the name says it all for Andrea Löw. The Asics frontrunner, whose second passion is traveling, wants to convey her running happiness with her blog. On you can find everything about running, traveling, outdoor and mountains.

The Munich historian has just completed the half marathon in Washington. One of her running highlights: The "Gobi March," a one-week stage run through Mongolia over 250 kilometers that is part of the Desert 4 Deserts series.

Instagram: @kulikeljudi 11,400 subscribers

Lars Sonnemann is an enthusiastic recreational marathoner from Berlin. If you don't find him at university or at work, you'll find him on the running track. He also dedicates his social channels to his great passion for running. On his blog he writes running and test reports on the right equipment and gives motivational tips for everyone. His personal driving motto is: The only limit is the one you set yourself.

Instagram: @running.alexandra 42,900 subscribers

Passionate runner Alexandra combines her profession with her passion on her Instagram account. In addition to running, the young physician is a specialist in internal medicine, endocrinology and diabetes. As an Asics frontrunner with a personal best of 44:46 on 10k, she coaches her motivated crew members offline in Hamburg.

On her Instagram account, she also raises awareness about running with diabetes and running as a mom.

Instagram: @goldtogreen 4,136 subscribers

Artist, runner, activist - Berlin-based Thi Minh Huyen Nguyen can't really be described as such. But that's exactly what makes her Insta account so interesting. Together with her running crew, she advocates diversity in running, sprinkled with insights into the world of art and the colorful Berlin lifestyle between studies.

Instagram: @theatritral 28,900 subscribers

Thea Walter is a triathlete, runner, model and globetrotter. But the power woman doesn't miss out on profound topics either. As a neurodermatitis sufferer, she also gives tips on how to reconcile running, equipment and the skin disease. In the category heart and brain on her blog, she writes down her thoughts on the subject of personality.

Instagram: 14,500 subscribers

Cindy Haase's motto is Chasing Dreams. She has already realized her own dream with her personal running blog. realized. Now she wants to inspire others with her passion for running.

The enthusiastic (ultra) marathoner is a Transalpine finisher, Salomon athlete and runs a personal best of 48:22 minutes over the 10 km. On Instagram she provides over 14,000 followers with unique outdoor pictures.