Rich parents. End of thread.
Rich parents. End of thread.
TME is essentially a country club for decent runners.
Not one to want to defend TME but Sam (as others have mentioned) gets support from Adidas/German athletics, and probably living pretty rent-free with Drew.
The others in the team (beyond Drew and Reed) do all have jobs to keep afloat, so Sam's time besides training/lifting etc will be spent napping or resting and with idol hands, you cant be surprised they let the IG photos fly, when they have their own personal photographers 24/7
That would make him a pre-madonna
My friend, let me introduce you to NYAC.
meant to quote this
As I said, haters gonna hate on this message board. I do think a few shrinks learned the ropes by studying these postings.
How did Shorter get by financially? He didn’t have a job. Just trained twice a day every day and 20 milers on Sundays. How did he pay for law school? Would you scared boomers say he was privileged?
It may come as a surprise to some of the people taking part in this discussion. But the TME runners probably get paid for posts that promote adidas products. they also get revenue from the TME X Adidas collaborations.
That would change their revenue structure from what's currently being discussed surrounding only base contracts and performances.
If TME would disclose how much Adidas apparel and shoes they sold, and believe me adidas marketing/finance is closing tracking the ROI, I think people would be surprised.
Regardless if some form of family financial privilege has fueled beginnings, they represent one of the most progressive partnerships between apparel manufacturer and training group.
There should be some appreciation of the business acumen and brand building.
It could only be 10% of their incomes, or it could be 50%.
It is also different from a OTC or BTC. TME doesnt do this from a company's campus.
Yeah, he came from money, then had marathon success, then founded a sportswear company.
Oh boy, where to start- don't even compare the cost of living then to now. I was 12 when Shorter won gold in 72.
Back then, adults used to encourage young people to take a few years "off" and chase your dream, travel, take it easy.
Everything was cheaper.
I went to college in Sept 1977. My Total expenses (tuition, room/board) at a private school was $600.00 a sememster.
I went back to grad school in 1997. My books cost $600.00 a semester.
I wish young people had the opportunities to chase their dreams like we did back then.
What does being 12 in 1972 have to do with cost of living then vs now?
Shorter would literally lose the ability to compete if he took even a penny for his running. How did he get by before becoming a household name and starting his business?
A lot of those guys are digging a big hole for themselves in terms of their finances and career. A lot of these people are going to be in their mid-thirties and still don't have a career and still won't be able to fully financial support themselves.
Chase your dreams though.
Not true. I heard that Sam made some really smart financial investments that have allowed him to pursue his running without worrying about money. Plus, he was president of the Young Republicans chapter, so he is likely very good with money.
This is a joke of a post. All speculation.
2022 Tesla Model 3 is only 46k new.
Used Tesla Model 3's are only going to run 30-35k.
Tesla's are no longer only crazy expensive cars. At this point it's an affordable status symbol.