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Don't you know...? They're automatically entitled to a $100K+ year job with minimal responsibilities.Matt said:How are Millenials supposed to afford all that tri gear when they have massive student loans and no jobs?
I gotta tell you, this "pick races" thing is not as easy as it sounds for women, IMO. Yes, there are a couple races way the hell out there that typically have less of a professional field (possibly Malaysia, UK, etc), but it's not always the case. You never really know which races will be well attended or empty until 2 weeks before. Believe me, we've had conversations and I've tried to get her to book a flight and race with 2 weeks notice, but no dice.BW_Tri said:Interested to hear your take on it. Not saying it is "easier" for women, but I think if they select races appropriately it is easier to pick up paychecks. If I remember correctly Dubai, Incheon, Gurye all had paychecks left on the table. I don't think you can find a men's race in 2015/16 that has a pay check left on the table.DHansenTri said:I'm going to post on this later when I get to the office, or possibly when I'm at home drunk later tonight, but I have a good bit of experience to share from the standpoint of Ms. Hansen. I've been tracking that nightmare and her financial progress for 4 years budget to actual. It's not pretty.
In terms of her "brand" / personal recognition as an athlete, it went up substantially when she won IMLP in 2013. When she got injured she's almost all been forgotten about. Before that she had some success with podium finishes at two or three other IM events, but we noticed that second place is shit in comparison to a win and the attention that brought.