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 or 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 also 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, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll sort that out as fast as we can.