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Updated by WalesOnCraic on Jul 27, 2017
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10 Literal and Highly-Accurate Job Descriptions: Athletics Special

We all enjoy a bit of athletics now and then don't we? But have you actually stopped to think what these people actually get paid for (presuming that they're professional of course). Here are 10 literal and highly-accurate job descriptions for athletes.

1

Long Jumper

Long Jumper

I run really fast and then jump as far as I can into some sand.

2

Javelin Thrower

Javelin Thrower

I try to throw a pointy stick further than other people, who are also throwing a pointy stick.

3

High Jumper

High Jumper

I run up to a horizontal stick and then jump over it.

4

Sprint Runner

Sprint Runner

I run as fast as I can in a straight line.

5

Long Distance Runner

Long Distance Runner

I run as fast as I can for a long time.

6

Hammer Thrower

Hammer Thrower

I spin around in a circle with a weight on the end of a chain and then I let it go as far as I can.

7

Pole Vaulter

Pole Vaulter

I run with a very long pole, which I then stick in the ground.

8

Walk Racer

Walk Racer

I walk as fast as I can.

9

Discus Thrower

Discus Thrower

I spin around on the spot and throw a big heavy saucer-shaped object as far as I can.

10

Hurdler

Hurdler

I run as fast as I can, jumping over things as I go.