Sponsor a 2.12 guy? wrote:
Santa Clauze wrote:
Amazing that Timothy Ritchie came back and won that race in such a time after literally quitting running a year ago. I hope success to the man and that now he can get the sponsors and money that he needs to make a living out of it. I read that one reason that he quit running was due to the complete crap amount of money he got out of it.
I wouldn't sponsor someone doing 2.12 unless there was good evidence there were several minutes more to come.
Pro runners are paid by sponsors based on perceived performance, what great things they will do in the future. Everyone wants the young gun, not the old guy, even if he is good.