Jon Albon & Amelia Boone discuss making a living as an OCR athlete. Even though they are both one of the top racers in the world, they each hold down either full or part-time jobs.
There must only be something like 10 people in the world living from OCR as an athlete,” Albon says. “In order to win money, you usually have to come in top three at one of the more competitive races.”
However, they see this possibly changing as the sport continues to grow.
Boone believes it might be possible if the sport continues its upward trend. She says, “Perhaps for a young athlete fresh out of college, pursuing a full-time athletic career in OCR could be a viable option as the sport continues to grow.”