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Top 60 Running Dog Names For Your Energetic Dogs


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What’s in a name? For a lot of dog owners, picking the perfect name for their furry friend is an important task.

And while there are plenty of popular names to choose from, sometimes the best option is a unique name that reflects your pup’s personality.

If you’re looking for some inspiration, why not consider naming your dog after a famous runner?

Here are ten fun running-inspired names for your four-legged friend.

Male Running Dog Names

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Names Notes
Guerrouj After Hicham El Garrouj, a record holding Moroccan runner
Jurek
After Scott Jurek, who held significant streaks and records in the sport
Sprint
A fast-paced short distance run
Trail
Off-road running not done on a traditional track
Usain
After Usain Bolt, known as the fastest man in history
Zatopek
After Czech runner Emil Zatopek, mid-th century legend
Saiid
After Saiid Aouita, one of the most versatile running record holders in history
Benoit
After Joan Benoit Samuelson, one of America’s greatest marathon runners
Khalid
After Khalid Khannouchi, a marathon world record holder
Hicham
After Hicham El Guerrouj, one of history’s best middle distance runners
Tempo
The paced rhythm of a runner
Runner One who runs
Salazar
After Alberto Salazar, who won the New York Marathon three years in a row
Dash
A fast but short sprint
Radcliffe
After Paula Radcliffe, an esteemed and record-holding marathoner
Streaker
A runner who has a streak of consecutive wins
Marathon A mile foot race
Track
The platform/venue for foot races
Samuelson
After Joan Benoit Samuelson, James E. Sullivan award-winner
Lewis
After Carl Lewis, world championship medals and Olympic medals
Rush
To hurry or do things quickly
Owens
After Jesse Owens, a record-setting runner and strong equal rights supporter
Dart
To spring forward swiftly
Bandit
One who runs without registering for a race
Bannister
After American Roger Bannister, who ran the first track mile in under minutes
Tyson
After Tyson Gay, the next fastest short distance runner to Usain Bolt
Linford
After Linford Christie, the most successful male runner in British history
Jogger One who jogs
Kipsang
After Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich, world record-holding Kenyan marathoner
Bolt
After Usain Bolt, Olympic gold medalist and record holder

Female Running Dog Names

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Names Notes
Swift
Smooth, largely effortless movement
Farah
After Mo Farah, one of only seven to score under : in the meter
Bekele
After Kenenisa Bekele, one of, if not the, the most decorated cross country runner
Meb
After Meb Keflezighi, numerous title-holding US marathon runner
Abebe
After Abebe Bikila, a gold-medalist runner
Haile
After Haile Gebrselassie, Olympic gold medalist and world record setting runner
Prefontaine
After Steve Prefontaine, who set American records in events before dying in a car accident
Joyner
After Florence Griffith-Joyner, known as the fastest woman in history
Karnazes
After Dean Karnazes, one of the world’s best ultra marathoners
Coe
After Sebastian Coe, who dominated numerous events in the late s and early s
Switzer
After Katherine Switzer, the first woman to compete in the Boston Marathon
Florence
After Florence Griffith-Joyner, AKA “Flo Jo”
Tergat
After Paul Tergat, a highly-successful Kenyan runner and Olympic medalist
Deena
After Deena Kastor, national title holder and Olympic medalist
Pacer
A standard setter
Paavo
After Paavo Nurmi, who won an insane career races
Kastor
Deena Kastor, esteemed Olympian
Glide
To move smoothly with little effort
Ndereba
After Catherine Ndereba, one of the best and most accomplished female marathoners
Emil
After Emil Zatopek, widely considered to be the best runner in the world
Nurmi
After Paavo Nurmi, the most decorated distance runner ever
Rice
After RICE, rest, ice, compression, elevation, the key to healing running-related injuries
Bikila
After Ethiopian Abebe Bikila, who is known for winning medals without shoes
Kenenisa
After Kenenisa Bekele, world record holding runner
Bib
The sign that displays the runner’s racer number
Kiprotich
After Kenyan-born Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich and Olympic medalist
Mutai
After Geoffrey Mutai, the Kenyan who ran the fastest marathon in history
Asafa
After Asafa Powell, who set numerous records in short distance
Racer One who races
Stride
The distance between steps

So there you have it, a comprehensive list of running dog names to help inspire your next furry friend’s name.

if you need more help for your four legged friends, you can visit our sporty dog names!

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