It’s Election Day, and here at Salty Running we’re a binder full of opinionated spicy women! And this spicy lady would like to talk about equal pay. Now that the election is almost over though, I don’t want to get into the candidates’ opinions on equal pay for women in the work force, I want to talk about the dynamics of elite prize purses for professional running and triathlon.
My boyfriend and I were tracking a friend this weekend who raced Ironman Florida. We were chatting about the race and the elite fields as we waited with a bunch of my running gal pals (including Salty!) for tables at a local diner, when my boyfriend made me do a double take. He went from talking about the elite fields to an argument that the women should not have the same prize purse as the men in this event. What!?