Professional Runner

  • zakariahzol

    Posts: 2241

    Jul 23, 2009 11:47 AM GMT
    Just for curiosity, can anyone make a living with just running. I mean, we heard professional basket ball player, tennis, wrestler but never runner. I dont mean guy like Carl Lewis and those who run in the Olympic. But marathon runner, who run full marathon, half and quarter.

    I have see a lot of foreign runner running in my country and other Asian marathon (mostly from Kenya),and winning the prizes. This guys even run for some charity event and collected the little reward that is on offer.

    How it is in the Western country? It must be great to be able to do this wonderful spot as your livelihood.
  • toybrian

    Posts: 410

    Aug 19, 2009 2:07 AM GMT
    Zak, lot of big races I run there are guys from all over the world and if they win they send some of the money home and keep the rest...they also have sponsors and some of the sponsors here are running stores so may want to start with them and some sport drinks places and power bars....good luck to you...