Whether you’re training for your first 5K or your ninth marathon, these awesome apps will help motivate you through every mile. So by the time race day rolls around, you'll cross the finish line faster (and happier) than you ever thought possible. Read on to decide which app is best for your goal and fitness level!
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Best for: Runners who like a little friendly competition
Cool features: Hold yourself accountable for every mile with Proof, which lets users "compete" with Facebook friends or contacts in your smartphone to achieve fitness goals—or anything, really. Anyone can post a status that they just finished an 18-miler, but this app requires "proof" of completion—i.e. a photo or video. To keep things interesting, the app has a real-time leader board where users make bets, offer words of encouragement, or talk smack to fuel the competition.
Available in the iTunes App Store and on Google Play