Local Legends

Local Legends is now available on the Strava website for select users. We hope to make this option available to all athletes soon and appreciate your patience in the meantime.

The Local Legend (LCL) achievement is awarded to the athlete who completes a given segment the most over a rolling 90-day period regardless of pace or speed. Local Legends is currently available for athletes located in the US, UK, France, Spain, Germany, Japan, Brazil, Canada, and Australia.

Where can I see Local Legend Segments?

At this time, only segments that meet certain engagement and popularity criteria are eligible for Local Legends. To explore eligible segments in your area, select Explore > Segments on the Strava mobile app. You will see a Local Legend icon next to eligible segments. Select the settings icon to enable the option to view Local Legend segments only.

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How it Works

The segment details page will display a Local Legend section listing the leading athlete. Strava subscribers can tap on this section to see how your efforts compare to the current LCL, overall efforts, women’s efforts, and your mutual follower’s efforts.

To earn the Local Legend achievement, you must match to the segment more times than any other athlete in the past 90 days. 

  • Efforts older than 90 days will be removed from the overall effort count. 
  • You can become the LCL regardless of your pace or speed recorded on the segment.
  • Only activities visible to “Everyone” will count towards your efforts. Learn more about activity privacy controls here.

You will receive a Local Legends "Laurel" crown icon next to the segment on your activity page as well as on the segment details page. To view all your local legends achievements, from the mobile app, select Profile > Segments > Local Legends. From the Strava website, hover over your profile picture in the upper right and select My Profile > Local Legends.


Why don’t I see Local Legends on a segment? Can it be added?

Currently, Local Legends is only available for select segments. There’s no way to add Local Legends to a segment that doesn’t already have it, depending on popularity and engagement segments may be added over time as we continue to improve this feature.

Can I opt-out of Local Legends?

Activities will only count towards the Local Legends feature if their privacy settings are adjusted to "Everyone". If you'd like your activities or activity to be ineligible for this achievement, you will need to adjust its privacy setting to "Followers" or "Only You".

Can I unsubscribe from emails about the Local Legends achievements?

Yes, you can unsubscribe from these communications from the email notifications page on the website.

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