Kevin McCarthyCollin Zych finished second in the 2015 Decathlon.Every summer the fastest and strongest people working in finance compete for the title of “Wall Street’s Best Athlete” in The Decathlon.
In the span of four hours, bankers, traders, and analysts go head-to-head in a 400-meter run, football throw, pull-ups, 40-yard dash, dips, 500-meter row, vertical jump, 20-yard shuttle, bench press, and an 800-meter run.
The event raises money for pediatric-cancer research and treatment.
In addition to working long hours on Wall Street, these athletes spend months preparing for the competition. We asked some of the past participants to share their workouts and included them below.
This year’s Decathlon will move beyond New York, to Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and Houston. The event will open up to other industries besides finance.
The first stop on the tour, of course, is New York. The New York team event will be held on Saturday, June 11, at St. John’s University’s DaSilva Memorial Field in Queens. For the first time, the team event is allowing free agents to join existing groups. The individual event will be held on Sunday, June 12, at the same venue.