Kevin McCarthyMark Rubin of ICAP has won the title of ‘Wall Street’s Best Athlete’ four years in a row.Ever year, “Wall Street’s Best Athlete” is determined in an intense competition called The Decathlon, and this year it will be aired on NBC Sports.
The network’s coverage of the 7th annual Decathlon will air on Saturday, June 25 at 1 p.m. ET, two weeks after the actual event takes place.
“Our competitors are some of the premiere non-endurance amateur athletes. They have incredibly inspiring stories, and we are thrilled to give their talents exposure on this level,” Dave Maloney, the founder of the Decathlon, said.
The event has elements of an Olympic decathlon and the NFL Scouting Combine.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. To date, it’s raised more than $6 million for the cause.
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 still 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.
In addition to working long hours on Wall Street, these athletes spend months preparing for the competition and raising funds.
Earlier this year, we asked some of the top athletes to share their workout plans. We’ve included them below.
Disclosure: This reporter will be competing for the first time in The Decathlon.