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.
Years as an Elite Athlete
Sources of Income
Number of Sponsors
Category of Main Income
How Much is your Base or Primary Sponsor?
Amount of Primary Sponsor by Gender
Estimated Prize Money this Year or Total from Last Year
Standard Appearance Fee
Do you have an Agent?
Are you Incorporated?
Do you have a Retirement Account?
Do you have Life Insurance?
Do you have Health Insurance?
Do you Own a Business or have a Business Venture?