Us as runners ,understand what it means . The effort it takes to get up every morning ,so if we are just social runners ,how much effort does a professional athlete ie marathon elite put in on a daily basis? Not to mention the time away from home into a training camp and also the supplements and physiotherapy most of these things are expensive . An elite runners livelihood is running,just like a banker or a baker it’s a job/ career. The only difference is ,is that the elite runner / sportsperson only really has a couple of years to perform at their peak,so in this period their livelihood depends on their achievements and ultimately prize money .
What do other athletes think ? I personally think that it’s appalling and downright wrong to train so hard , then win the race and unfortunately have to beg for which he/she has rightfully earned.
Please copy and paste onto your Fb walls and RT on your twitter pages if you feel that any athlete/sportsperson should be able to reap the awards without having to resort to begging. Thank you for reading.