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We are #PolarProud of you | Best Instagram moments of 2016

In December we asked you to share your proudest fitness and sports moments of 2016 with #PolarProud.

You showered us with a ton of inspirational posts and it was really hard to pick our favorite moments. However, there was something about these five images and stories that really spoke to us. We’ll be in contact with the winners and send some special Polar #swag your way.

Thanks to everyone who felt #PolarProud in 2016 and enjoy the most magical time of the year!

Proudest sporting moments of 2016…..#parkrun PB. #LeedsHammerheadsWaterpolo season. #10k PB. #halfmarathon PB. #cancerresearch midnight marathon walk……all in my #polar #m400 #polarproud

A photo posted by Grace Balmforth (@gracebalmforth) on

#PolarProud As the year winds down, it’s crazy to think how far along I’ve come in my fitness journey. Back in January I decided I wanted to get fit. To help keep myself accountable I bought a @polarglobal V800 watch. Little did I know how much of a difference a little reminder on my wrist would make. What started with me hardly being able to run a mile without stopping culminated with me finishing 10th overall in the TriKW Duathlon 2 weeks ago in Key West Florida. Now I take advantage of all the features and metrics the V800 provides to help me continue to become a better athlete. Can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store now! 🏃‍♂️🚴‍♂️ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #Fitness #Duathlon #polarv800 #PolarGlobal #Triathlon #SwimBikeRun #RunBikeRun #getoutside #optoutside #fitspiration

A photo posted by Jimbo, ya know (@official_jimbo) on

@polarglobal asked users what their proudest fitness or sports moment for 2016 was. Mine was definitely completing my first full marathon with my awesome friend @rdontherun in Detroit this October at the @freepmarathon and having our amazing families and friends there to cheer us on! Plus @the_thunder_crook completed his second half while he waited for me. Four years ago I was obese. Today I am 100 pounds lighter and 100% happier thanks to running. I love my Polar M400 with a battery life long enough to accompany this turtle across the finish line! #PolarProud #freepmarathon #marathoner #26point2 #ilove2run #charitymiles #run989 #icrimfortheholidays

A photo posted by Staci (@twin_mom_on_the_run) on

My proudest moment of 2016! Finishing the Haspa Marathon Hamburg in 3:29:01h 🍾💪🏻 @polar_de @polarglobal #proudestmoment #2016 #haspamarathon #marathon #marathoni #PolarProud #runninggirl #lovetorun #rinning #instarun #instarunners

A photo posted by @trainrunhavefun on

Morning #running friends. My #PolarProud pic for 2016 after my 41st birthday 100k run to raise $ to fight cancer n raise awareness about a local trail! @polarglobal #Runningdad

A photo posted by Noel Paine (@runningwriter) on

We’re always glad to see what you have accomplished, so remember to tag us @PolarGlobal in your social media of choice.

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Please note that the information provided in the Polar Blog articles cannot replace individual advice from health professionals. Please consult your physician before starting a new fitness program.

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