Re: Fake (news) data ?
Fake data to strava is relatively simple I believe.
Yep, there's an API and also it lets you upload gpx tracks (which are just XML files containing latitude, longitude, height and the time in UTC). Pretty much any reader of this Esteemed Organ would be able to knock something up in no time.
You could even could even claim you ran from London to Paris in 2 hours... ->