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Incredible Female Athletes to Follow on Instagram

Say hello to my guilty pleasure. Instagram.

I cannot get enough of it. While lately I have only been letting myself check it once a day (a post for another time), when I do check it I spend way longer than I’d like to admit.

It’s more than the pretty pictures or the random food shots. I follow people who inspire me, who show me what life is like somewhere else. From #vanlifers to professional runners, I often close out of the app feeling ready to try something new.

I follow quite a few female athletes – they are often the posts I get most excited about in my feed. While I’m still looking for more female athletes to follow on Instagram (see my original post on it here), here are some of the incredible women I have found so far.

Female Athletes to Follow on Instagram

Allyson Felix, track

A photo posted by Allyson Felix (@af85) on

Lakey Peterson, Surfing

Shalane Flanagan, Marathoner

Torah Bright, Snowboarder 

A video posted by Torah Bright (@torahbright) on

Chantae McMillan, Olympic Heptathlete

Julie Johnston, U.S. Women’s National Soccer (and I went to SCU with her)

Lizzie Armanto, Skateboarder

Stephanie Gilmore, Surfer 

A photo posted by Stephanie (@stephaniegilmore) on

Mattie Rogers, Olympic Lifter

Misty Copeland, Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre 

Annie Thorisdottir, CrossFit

Who do you follow?

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