How much do olympic track runners get paid?

Answer As of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the U.S. Olympic Committee was paying its track and field athletes $25,000 for a gold medal, $15,000 for silver and $10,000 for bronze. Medal winners also have oppo... Read More »

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How much do track runners make in a race?

The amount of money made by track runners depends on the event and how well the runner finishes. In 2009, an international track and field association event paid $30,000 to first-place finishers wi... Read More »

How much do track runners race a year?

It is common for a track and field athlete to race in 10 competitions during the season. In each competition, an athlete may race in several heats, so total races for the season may approach 30 to... Read More »

Who has won 3 olympic gold medals in track?

Wilma Rudolph, born June 23rd, 1940, in Bethlehem, Tennessee, won three olympic gold medals at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy. Her medals came in the 100 meter, the 200 meters and the 4-b... Read More »

Are Olympic athletes paid for winning medals?

Olympic athletes in the United States and other countries are paid incentive bonuses for winning medals by national Olympic committees, national sports organizations and sponsors. Swimmer Michael P... Read More »