Mark Rubin Wins Again
There was never any doubt that Mark Rubin was a terrific athlete. A former wide receiver and safety for the Nittany Lions who spent time on a couple of NFL rosters, Rubin ’08, ’10g was also a nationally ranked age-group swimmer who beat Michael Phelps a few years before Phelps became a medal-hoarding Olympic champ. And of course, there was that play at Ohio State, which required a pretty impressive combination of strength, timing, quickness, and coordination.
Given all that, it’s not surprising that for the second straight year, Rubin has confirmed his place as Wall Street’s best athlete. Last weekend, Rubin, who works as a trader for Barclays, defended his title in The RBC Decathlon, which raises money for pediatric cancer research. Rubin beat out more than 100 competitors to claim the overall title with 7,630 points, winning two of 10 individual events along the way: the vertical jump (he topped out at 40 inches) and the 500-meter rowing contest, which he completed in 1:21.10. Finishing top five in the bench press and 800-meter didn’t hurt, either.
More important? His fundraising total topped $10,000.
Ryan Jones, senior editor