The Wall Street Decathlon Is Now Accepting Teams

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Financial industry types are known for their competitive streak, so it’s no surprise that the Wall Street Decathlon gets a lot of attention.In case you’ve missed out on the action, the Wall Street Decathlon has been held at Columbia University’s Wein Stadium since 2008. Events include the 40-yard dash, 400- and 800-yard runs, bench press, agility drill, vertical leap, rowing, dips, pull-ups, and football toss.

Obviously, this gets intense.

And now it’s about to get even more so. The NY Observer reports that the competition will now be open to teams, since more senior level people have wanted to participate, but never have the time to train for all 10 events.

From the NY Observer:

“We’ve had senior managers and C-level guys really interested in the competition, but they’re in Japan one week, London the next, and they may feel like they don’t have time to train for all 10 events,” said Marc Hodulich, co-founder of the Decathlon, an annual fundraiser that seeks to crown the “Best Athlete on Wall Street.” “So this year we decided to open up a team division.”

Great. Even better — all the money raised at the competition goes to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer centre. Shouts to Goldman Sachs for raising the most money last year.

Good luck to all.

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