2013 Track and Field Elite Athlete Survey Results

The following report was compiled by Andrew Begley from 312 surveys completed at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.

Thanks to all of the athletes who participated, the TFAA members who collected the surveys, and to Andrew for creating the report.

We plan to follow up this post with additional articles addressing specific issues raised in the survey.

Note: ¬†Only a small number of hurdlers are in the “hurdler category” as most self-selected the sprinter category.¬†

Age Distribution

First

 

Event Distribution

3

 

Years as an Elite Athlete

4

 

Sources of Income

5

 

Number of Sponsors

6

Category of Main Income

7

How Much is your Base or Primary Sponsor?

8

Amount of Primary Sponsor by Gender

9

Estimated Prize Money this Year or Total from Last Year

10

 

Standard Appearance Fee

11

Shoe Contracts

12

Shoe

 

Estimated Debt

13

 

Debt

 

Do you have an Agent?

14

Are you Incorporated?

15

Do you have a Retirement Account?

16

Do you have Life Insurance?

17

Do you have Health Insurance?

18

 

Health

 

Do you Own a Business or have a Business Venture?

19

 

 

 

 

About Tim Huntley

Tim is the former CEO of Ganymede Software. He spends his time advising high tech start-ups, serving on the board for the Track and Field Athletes Association, and writing on his blog, An Entrepreneurial Life.

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