Meet Mark Rubin. The 29-year-old is a VP-level futures and options trader, formerly at Barclays and now at ICAP. He just earned his fourth-straight titled as “Wall Street’s Best Athlete” this past weekend at the Wall Street Decathlon (“a customized NFL Combine for the athlete in all of us”), according to Business Insider. Rubin sounds like THE MAN in his Business Insider profile — he allegedly beat Michael Phelps in swimming back in the day and played safety at Penn State, eventually playing for the St. Louis Rams for a hot second. Being a finance major at Penn State’s Smeal College of Business, he went into finance after his NFL career was waived in 2009. Perhaps you remember him from his play against Ohio State in 2008.
Here’s how he won the honor of being called “the best athlete on Wall Street” for the fourth year in a row, via: In a span of four hours, Rubin and other athletes in the financial-services industry completed a 400-meter run, football throw, pull-ups, 40-yard dash, dips, 500-meter row, vertical jump, 20-yard shuttle, bench press, and 800-meter run. You know what’s even more cool than being a stud Wall Street athlete? The event’s cause: It raised $1.5 million for Memorial Sloan Kettering’s pediatric cancer research, a fantastic cause near and dear to any Penn Stater’s heart. Rubin raised $14,752 personally for the cause, according to Business Insider. If you work in finance and think you can give Mark a run for his money next year (and benefit a great cause), check out the Wall Street Decathlon’s website.
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