Crowning Wall Street's Top Athlete

Crowning Wall Street's Top Athlete

The Decathlon pits 30 traders, bankers and advisers in a competition designed to test their athleticism and raise at least $250,000 for Lance Armstrong’sLivestrong Foundation. It has drawn side wagers, in the form of donations, from such firms as Bank of America Corp.,Morgan Stanley, UBS AG, Citigroup Inc., ING and Credit Suisse Group.

“That’s just the way trading floors work, you find things to bet on, or compete at against other guys,” said John Withrow, a 33-year-old bond trader at Macquarie Group Ltd., Australia’s biggest investment bank, who was a three-time All- American wrestler at the University of Pittsburgh. “I’m a little bit crazy competitive.”

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