Runner draws ‘Star Wars’ characters on GPS tracking app

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


Selena Larson


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

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

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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.

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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