Why Rich People Are Into Endurance Sports

September 5, 2017 in Daily Bulletin

Brad Sulberg examined the proclivity of the rich for endurance sports:

  • The median triathlete has a white-collar job and earns $126,000 a year.
  • 65% of runners make more than $75,000 a year and have an undergraduate degree.
  • The rich have an affinity for endurance sports because they can afford the time and money it requires.
  • An hour a day training adds up more than half a month over the course of the year – time difficult to sacrifice for those struggling to make ends meet.
  • The rich also have access to better gyms, courts, and other facilities.
  • The rich put it in different terms. They like endurance sports because the results are clear and measurable – something that modern knowledge economy workers rarely see in their careers.
  • Some also talk about enjoying pain – which, ironically, many of the poor hope to escape by becoming rich.

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