He was a track athlete.
they get fired
No when the athlete competes in a competition and wins they get money so if they lose they might have a back up job
I would say to be an athlete
Teacher Coach Athlete/sports man
If you're trying to get a job as a professional athlete, they do. Otherwise, no.
He is a full time track and field athlete.
Almost every sport has a job whether you are an athlete, a coach or manager, a trainer, an assistant, and more.