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Hurry: Buy Space On An Olympic Runner

0504_symmonds-ebayNick Symmonds, a two-time Olympian from the Pacific Northwest, is auctioning space on his shoulder on eBay to make a point about the earning prospects for elite American runners. Symmonds is offering to get a tattoo with an image from the highest bidder. The auction closes Thursday, and bids have topped $10,000. It’s the latest gambit by the outspoken middle-distance runner to take on his sport’s governing board. Tom Banse from the Northwest News Network reports.

Read Tom Banse’s article, “Show Me The Money: Olympic Runner Seeks Bigger Shares For Athletes.”

Hear our previous interview with Nick Symmonds about why he decided not to sign a contract with USA Track & Field to wear only Nike gear during the World Track and Field Championships in Beijing.



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