Verified Athlete Badges on Strava

Verified Athlete badges on Strava

The orange verified athlete badge shows the Strava community that profiles of certain notable public figures are authentic. We verify these accounts so members of the Strava community can find the athletes they want to follow and so that verified athletes can have a unique platform to connect with their fans without any fear of being impersonated or misrepresented. A verified athlete badge does not imply an endorsement by Strava. 

What types of athletes does Strava verify?

Strava verifies well-known figures with mass public appeal in interest areas such as sports, government, business, fashion, media, music, and art. These athletes are generally verified on other social networks, like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, or LinkedIn.

Can I request a Verified Athlete badge for my profile?

It is not currently possible to request or purchase a verified badge. However, if you are a notable public figure and believe someone is impersonating you on Strava, don't hesitate to contact us at We'll sort that out as fast as we can.

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