Kings of Instagram: Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell, Yohan Blake tops in followers among runners

Kings of Instagram: Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell, Yohan Blake tops in followers among runners

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The fastest man to ever set foot on the Earth, Usain Bolt is the only runner in history to complete a “triple-triple” with three gold medals in three consecutive Olympics.

At the Berlin 2009 World Championships, Bolt broke the 100m world record when he clocked in at 9.58 seconds, with a top speed approaching 30 mph.

RUNNING WORLD’S INSTAGRAM KINGS

Bolt’s dominance on the track extends to social media. Bolt races away with the most followers on Instagram with more than eight million followers, which is more than six times the total of the rest of the top ten runners combined.

Kings of Instagram: Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell, Yohan Blake tops among runners

Reflecting the dominance of Jamaican sprinters over the past few Olympic Games, the top three Instagram stars from the world of running all hail from the relatively small Carribbean island. On their heels is Scott Jurek, who is widely regarded as the top ultramarathoner of all time.

UPDATED October 27, 2018

10) TYSON GAY

A post shared by Tyson Gay (@tysonlgay) on

Tyson Gay
Specialty: Sprinting
Born August 9, 1982 🇺🇸 Lexington, Kentucky
Instagram followers: 31.7 thousand

9) DEAN KARNAZES

A post shared by Dean Karnazes (@ultramarathon) on

Constantine “Dean” Karnazes
Specialty: Ultramarathon
Born August 23, 1962 🇺🇸 Inglewood, California
Instagram followers: 47.6 thousand

8) WALLACE SPEARMON

Wallace Spearmon Jr.
Specialty: Sprinting
Born December 24, 1984 🇺🇸 Chicago, Illinois
Instagram followers: 72.6 thousand

7) DAVID RUDISHA

A post shared by David Rudisha (@rudisha800m) on

David Lekuta Rudisha
Specialty: Middle distance
Born December 17, 1988 🇰🇪 Kilgoris, Kenya
Instagram followers: 84.7 thousand

6) MEB KEFLEZIGHI

A post shared by Meb Keflezighi (@runmeb) on

Mebrahtom Keflezighi
Specialty: Marathon
Born May 5, 1975 🇪🇷 Asmara, Eritrea
Instagram followers: 107 thousand

5) SCOTT JUREK

A post shared by Scott Jurek (@scottjurek) on

Scott Gordon Jurek
Specialty: Ultramarathon
Born October 26, 1973 🇺🇸 Duluth, Minnesota
Instagram followers: 167 thousand

4) YOHAN BLAKE

A post shared by Yohan Blake (@yohanblake) on

Yohan Blake
Specialty: Sprinting
Born December 26, 1989 🇯🇲 St. James, Jamaica
Instagram followers: 295 thousand

3) ELIUD KIPCHOGE

A post shared by Eliud Kipchoge (@kipchogeeliud) on

Eliud Kipchoge
Specialty: Marathon
Born November 5, 1984 🇰🇪 Kapsisiywa, Kenya
Instagram followers: 300 thousand

2) ASAFA POWELL

A post shared by Asafa Powell (@asafasub10king) on

Asafa Powell
Specialty: Sprinting
Born November 23, 1982 🇯🇲 Spanish Town, Jamaica
Instagram followers: 337 thousand

1) USAIN BOLT

A post shared by Usain St.Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) on

Usain St Leo Bolt
Specialty: Sprinting
Born August 21, 1986 🇯🇲 Sherwood Content, Jamaica
Instagram followers: 8.9 million

2018-10-27T19:32:29+00:00 October 27th, 2018|

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