Winner by less than a second.
Mark Rubin of Barclays won the RBC Decathlon, becoming once again Wall Street’s best all-around athlete. It was a close call, though, as Rubin won the final event in the competition by less than a second.
Bloomberg News reports that Rubin, a former Pennsylvania State University safety who spent time in training camp with a few National Football League teams, beat Jay Li of Trafelet Brokaw & Co. in a sprint to the finish line of the 800-meter run yesterday at St. John’s University.
It’s the second year in a row Rubin, 28, and Li, 32, finished atop the field of about 150 financial industry workers in the 10-event challenge, which raised about $1.5m Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
'To get the trophy back is pretty exciting', Rubin said in an interview. 'It all boiled down to the last event. We knew whoever won was going to win the whole competition. I was able to sneak it out at the very end'.
Rubin, who finished the 800 meter race in a time of 2 minutes, 27.17 seconds, totalled 7,272 points for the 10 events. Li, who was timed in 2:27.61, finished with 7,262. Collin Zych of Cogent Partners, a former Harvard University football captain who was briefly with the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, placed third for the second straight year with 7,060 points.
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