It's very easy to cheat, as evidenced by exposed cheats past and present. Bus and tube rides have also been implicated in the cheaters tool kit.
Only 5k splits are recorded not every mile. Some runners, for whatever reason, do have omissions from the results. This isn't always due to cheating. Isn't there someone out there still running even though there's a photo of them finishing?
You ask to be met half way but when I explain where half way is you say you can't do that. You want people to bend over backwards and meet you all the way. Well that's not the way I rock. Why should I?
Sorry, life is not black and white. It would be lying to agree that it was. The sort of dishonesty you say you don't like. I'm not going to lie just so you can be happy and snuggle down in your own make believe world.