Often I get asked, why in the world do elite athletes need jobs? Aren’t they all on cereal boxes, have big-money sponsors, and financially set for life?
For the majority of US Olympic and Paralympic athletes, nothing could be further from the truth. Of course there are the few superstars everyone knows like Bruce Jenner, Michael Phelps, and Lindsey Vonn…but for every athlete that becomes a household name and makes it to the cereal aisle in your local grocery store, you have hundreds of others in lesser known sports struggling to balance their training while paying their bills.
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