The reason appearance fees are so important

Appearance fees are payments made to an athlete for showing up. They can get more complex, which is why agents are usually involved in the negotiations, but the motivations are pretty simple: The athlete wants to know their work hasn’t gone to waste if they have a poor race, and the race wants to motivate the athlete to run their race instead of another one with a better offer. The better the runner’s resume, the higher their asking price.  Read more>>

Source: Runningtimes.com via Trackandfieldnews.com

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