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Runner draws ‘Star Wars’ characters on GPS tracking app

If you're in Portland, you can take these routes.


Selena Larson


Posted on Dec 26, 2015   Updated on May 27, 2021, 10:59 am CDT

A Portland runner has gone to the Dark Side via his Nike+ running app. 

Gene Lu is creating characters from Star Wars through the GPS tracking feature in the app. So far, he’s drawn Darth Vader, a Storm Trooper, TIE fighter, and an AT-AT. Lu posted the photos to Instagram along with links to the routes so other runners can recreate them.

GPS tracking running apps like Nike+ are amazing for runners who want to get creative with their routes. Previously, people have used the apps to document very creative, and often NSFW, images.

H/T BBC | Photo via Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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*First Published: Dec 26, 2015, 1:25 pm CST