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  • marilyn1
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    I now read that your facts are not correct. The result which Elliot was most proud in his own words was at Seoul OG and his best, when he was still working at British Steel but had gone onto 4 hours a day. That would not have made him well paid, despite your comments.
    Poor Elliot was shabbily treated by the powers that be and the media, I seem to recall.

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  • Occasional Hope
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    Getting this thread back on track, another what happened to...

    Pippa Earley? She was a great multis and hurdles prospect, went off to a US uni in 2019, but hasn't competed since 2020 indoors.

    Covid? Injury?

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  • marilyn1
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    Did nt realise you were an intimate of his with your knowledge of his earnings et al. Where you related. If Elliot said you were quite right I would likely believe it, other wise your knowledge of how he he would have easily lived off his salary from working etc I take with a large dose of caution.

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  • Sovietvest
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    Originally posted by marilyn1 View Post

    And why not work. Elliot did and he was an Olympic medallist. Where your 99 per cent come from, by the way you met and talked to a hello of a lot of athletes. Where did I say that athletes are taking it in. Nowhere. Stop talking nonsense.
    Elliott perfectly illustrates the difference between the 80s and now. He was a nationally known sportsman despite rarely being the best 800 or 1500m runner in the country because the press and tv covered athletics so prominently. Everyone knew his story. He worked because he chose to. He could easily have lived off his athletics earnings. That said, his best years came AFTER he became a full-time athlete.

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  • Occasional Hope
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    Hope to see them both in good health.

  • Loop-guru
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    Ed Faulds and Jodie Williams set to run at Birmingham tomorrow.

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  • MysteryBrick
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    Had long COVID - on the recovery train now.

  • trickstat
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    A name that has just occurred to me is Revee Walcott-Nolan. I have now realised that she DNF'd in Ostrava so I assume she must still be injured.

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  • MysteryBrick
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    They should work, but only in manners marilyn approves of.

  • Sprintfan
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    Athletes are as far as I can see rare elatively poorly paid compared to other sports. So Marilyn1. Just let them do what they can to earn what they can. You can choose to not view their pictures and stories. You're probably just perving over the women's pictures anyway.

  • marilyn1
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    Originally posted by justrunfast View Post

    Your personal opinion is irrelevant the fact of the matter is there is less money in athletics than twenty years ago. Athletes not having a voice leads to crap field event rules in the diamond league that were scrapped.

    The winner of the world championships gets the around the same amount as the winners in 2001. Twenty years ago your average athlete could race around Europe and make a living. How do I know? because I did it.There is less money in the sport, less meets and less shoe contracts floating around. Can't just want athletes to shut up and race when there is no races.

    People need to stop acting like athletes are absolutely raking it in. Outside of those on funding 99% of athletes work.
    And why not work. Elliot did and he was an Olympic medallist. Where your 99 per cent come from, by the way you met and talked to a hello of a lot of athletes. Where did I say that athletes are taking it in. Nowhere. Stop talking nonsense.

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  • Ladyloz
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    Even for those athletes on funding the maximum you can earn is £28,000, hardly a fortune. And plenty will be on less. And any that do earn decent money from sponsorship will be means tested off funding anyway.

    I never understand any griping about athletes earning money wherever they can, including Social Media where relevant. It's a short career so take the money and run so to speak.

    Lots of rumours about Abby Steiner's Puma contract. I take any figures rumoured with a pinch of salt but if it's good money then good luck to her. It's a fiickle business and companies are quick to pull the plug for various reasons. Look at how Alyson Felix got treated by Nike when she got pregnant after everything she's achieved.

  • justrunfast
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    Originally posted by marilyn1 View Post

    How the heck did our athletes live and make enough to eat etc twenty years ago ,pre Instagram, facebook and other money making nonsense perpetrated by Americans. They did, even before finding of todays non special athletes. This obsession with self publicity and brand recognition cuts no ice for me. Previous generations of athletes rose through the ranks to.prominence without todays so called social media benefits. Personally I have no wish to hear athletes pontificating about their views on issues of the day, or eve n relevant issues of their sport.
    Your personal opinion is irrelevant the fact of the matter is there is less money in athletics than twenty years ago. Athletes not having a voice leads to crap field event rules in the diamond league that were scrapped.

    The winner of the world championships gets the around the same amount as the winners in 2001. Twenty years ago your average athlete could race around Europe and make a living. How do I know? because I did it.There is less money in the sport, less meets and less shoe contracts floating around. Can't just want athletes to shut up and race when there is no races.

    People need to stop acting like athletes are absolutely raking it in. Outside of those on funding 99% of athletes work.

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  • marilyn1
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    Originally posted by justrunfast View Post

    No it doesn't say look at me im really significant... it is essential, how do you think athletes make money????

    Believe it or not an athlete showing interests unconnected to their sport is how sponsors outside of sporting brands get in touch with them... WE did manage before social media athletes did not
    How the heck did our athletes live and make enough to eat etc twenty years ago ,pre Instagram, facebook and other money making nonsense perpetrated by Americans. They did, even before finding of todays non special athletes. This obsession with self publicity and brand recognition cuts no ice for me. Previous generations of athletes rose through the ranks to.prominence without todays so called social media benefits. Personally I have no wish to hear athletes pontificating about their views on issues of the day, or eve n relevant issues of their sport.

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  • Sprintfan
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    Caught a video on Instagram of Charlie Dobson. Back in training. Followed up a couple of his videos and he has to my opinion an awesomely powerful running action. Huge stride. Upright and so styish. Keep fit Charlie let's see you in some action thru the rest of the year

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