Great insight as to why people buy/sell running medals (London marathon 2018)
Seen this a few times but TheMorningCoffeeRun looks into this brilliantly. Why do you think people do this? Have you bought or sold medals?
After the London Marathon has been packed away for another year and people begin to drift back to their daily lives, slightly chaffed, a strange thing starts to happen: medals from the iconic race start to appear on eBay. I’ve always found this very bizarre, why sell and crucially why buy something earned through sweat, pain and hard work. I wanted to understand, so I put my own London Marathon medal up for sale.
Don’t worry I had no intention of parting with it and removed it before the selling date but by putting it up for auction I could directly talk to those bidding, giving me a better chance of understanding why people wanted my sweat stained memorabilia.
Most of the five bidders didn’t want to discuss the why but two did and offered very differing points of views.
The first had completed the marathon and wanted a second medal to…
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