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UK Athletics brought in more than $88 million in revenue in 2012, according to USA Today, the 19th-highest income total in the country.

After expenses, UK made a profit of $3,443,633 for the year.

Merchandise rights and ticket sales were the two biggest components in UK's revenue stream, with contributions making up a slightly lower but still substantial percentage. This graph, via USA Today, shows the full breakdown, as well as depicting how the revenue stream has grown since 2005 (it's jumped about $33 million in seven years):

On the expenses side, coaching salaries and facility costs are the biggest components of the picture:

The expenses have risen along with revenues and is most evident in those salaries and facilities, each of which have essentially doubled in seven years.

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