RunKeeper goes social

I’ll let the video do most of the talking on this one but RunKeeper has improved its sharing service by building out a cool run sharing service that works like a social network for the preternaturally skinny yet surprisingly hungry.

The system allows you to share runs with friends and/or strangers. You can turn off maps for privacy and selectively share runs with the world. For example, I have one visible activity while RunKeeper founder Jason has like 5,000 (actually 130). This means he is better than me and, in fact, better than most of us.

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The service now also offers live maps, which lets you follow your friends as they run their five milers or their marathons in real time. This also seems to be a great way to share runs with a partner.

All of this points to a very cool system for workout tracking and sharing. The RunKeeper app comes in a free and $9.99 Pro version and the sharing service is free.