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30 Male Athletes and Adventurers to Follow on Instagram

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Sports Editor
Updated: 30 August 2017
Browse through our collection of sportsmen, adventurers, athletes and fitness gurus that should be filling your feed, ensuring information and inspiration throughout.


Daewon Song is the Korean born American who offers incredible technical street skateboarding, with an account packed full of videos.

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Candide is a professional skier who showcases total creativity in spectacular locations — a must follow for winter sport enthusiasts.

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This is the account of pro surfer Jordy Smith. The South African’s ocean pictures are utter wanderlust.

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Travelling the world teaching about yoga, diet, training and fitness, Dylan’s strength and mobility are mighty impressive.

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American rock climber Sharma has been among the best in the world for nearly 20 years. Expect incredible agility, strength and balance in stunning locations.

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Better known as “The Mountain” from Game of Thrones, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (to give him his full name) is quite simply one of the strongest men on the planet.


Jesse Thomas is a pro triathlete and Ironman. Head to his account for training ideas and a range of different sports in the great outdoors.

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Wasps, England and Lions rugby player, fitness enthusiast and self proclaimed “Archbishop of Banterbury”. An acquired taste, but well worth it.

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Maybe not strictly an out-and-out cyclist, but Chow’s influence on cycling — and the design associated with it — is not something to be missed.

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Max Muench is an adventurer and photographer meaning that his account has spectacularly beautiful images of the mountains he climbs and environments he experiences.


As a pentathlete, this American’s account covers different sports so is great for the all round sportsman, but in particular swimmers.

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This is Mike Marchese’s account; a personal trainer, international calisthenics coach and creator of The Daily BAR. An account with plenty of direction, instruction and inspiration for fitness lovers.

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Dakota Roche is the BMX rider whose account features comp runs and plenty of tricks on the streets around him. The sheer weight of video content will have you hooked for hours.

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Being a adventurer, photographer, filmmaker, athlete, means that the Kelvin Trautman’s instagram page is astonishing. The most gorgeous collection of pictures.


Calling all winter sports fans, Swedish snowboarder Kevin Bäckström’s career looks to be just about the ideal way to live your life.


Will Arrufat is the man whose self-proclaimed mission is to “motivate and inspire the world through exercise and fitness”. Perfect for crossfit athletes.

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The six-time Ironman champion has been right at the top of long distance triathlon for over a decade. Rapp also has an excellent site ( to go along with his account.

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Part snowboarder, part artist, Rob Kingwill’s account is a journey from one great location to another. Kingswill is also the founder of Avalon7, selling adventure sport accessories.

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Ricky Lightfoot is the world champion trail runner who provides the most spectacular insight into the British countryside. Trail running at its best.


The peripatetic cyclist — always on the move sampling cycling’s most iconic routes, stages and climbs. Think Roubaix, Flanders and Ventoux.

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Chase Hawk is the creator of Born and Raised, Austin’s annual BMX event that has now expanded to California. Lots of tricks and lots of humour.

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The man who earned the title ‘Fittest Man on Earth‘ four times running from 2011 to 2014. He now owns and runs the CrossFit Mayhem gym.

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Marko Grilc is a Slovenian snowboarder who’s been on the professional circuit for 15 years and specialises in freeriding.

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One of the few people asked to design a signature Nike SB shoe model, Stefan is a professional skateboarder, artist, writer and musician.

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Last year’s World Surf League Men’s Champion is the go-to man for pipe surfing; no one does it better, which of course makes for incredible images.


Kílian Jornet is a long distance runner and professional ski mountaineer. The Salomon sponsored athlete has won the Skyrunner World Series six times.

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Quite simply, there is no one in the world who does the things that the Flying Frenchies do. They are totally and utterly unique.


Matt Fraser is a personal trainer and bodybuilder from Aberdeen, Scotland. His account includes tips on fitness, nutrition and workout routines.

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For fans of surfing or skiing in particular, but in reality for anyone who loves the outdoors. Check out Abe Kislevitz’ account for a huge range of sports.

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The North Face sponsored athlete is also a filmmaker and photographer, and it’s easy to see why. Sufferers of vertigo stay well clear of this mountain inspired account.

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Want some more? Check out 30 Incredible Female Athletes to Follow on Instagram.