When it comes to exercising, sometimes all you need is a little friendly competition to keep you motivated. If that’s the case, and if you use the Nike+ Running app for iOS, then you’re in luck because a new update introduces Nike+ Challenges where you can compete with friends and motivate each other along the way.

With the new social challenges, you can track your progress, make it to the top of the leaderboard, and earn yourself a medal. All you have to do is choose a distance and invite your Nike+ friends to compete. You can keep track of who’s in the lead and stay connected through group chats, which, incidentally, might be a great place to throw down a little smack talk while you’re at it. When you finish a run before your friends, you win the medal and all accompanying bragging rights.

If this is the kind of thing you need to get those running shoes back on, then head over to the App Store to get the latest Nike+ Running app for free.

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