J.P. Morgan Prime Brokerage sales analyst wins $100,000 in 400-meter race for pediatric cancer research
Aug 21, 2012
Because Jason Price, a Prime Brokerage sales analyst at J.P. Morgan, was able to run 400 meters faster than anyone else in the four-year history of the Wall Street Decathlon, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center will receive a $100,000 donation for pediatric cancer research.
Price, 24, beat the decathlon’s previous record of 54.63 seconds by 3.55 seconds.
Scott Stuart, co-founder of Sageview Capital LP, offered the $100,000 donation if anyone running in this year’s 400-meter event broke the record. The decathlon took place on July 29 at Columbia University in New York.
Financial industry officials anted up various amounts for Sloan-Kettering based on the 120 traders, bankers and other competitors in this year’s decathlon winning their events, breaking records or beating benchmarks in the 10-event competition. Other events included a 40-yard dash, pull-ups, a football throw, rowing, bench press and dips.
In all, Price’s performance at the decathlon earned $120,000 for pediatric research.
“I heard about the event last fall and got interested because I thought it was a great cause,” Price said.
Price, a 2010 graduate of the University of Southern California, began running at the age of 10 and by the time he was in college, it became his passion. Twice an All-American on USC’s 1,600-meter relay team, his personal record for 400 meters (approximately a quarter of a mile), is 46.3 seconds. He was also an Academic All-American during his senior year.