For many runners on Sunday, the evening after the New York City Marathon was a time to relax. But Hugh Parker wasn’t sure he would be able to.
'I was worried about being called into work after the marathon', said Parker, a first-year investment banking analyst at Credit Suisse. He added: 'It was really special to be able to get enough sleep the two days beforehand'.
The New York Times reports that such are the concerns of a competitive runner employed on Wall Street.
Despite a demanding work schedule, Parker, 23, was able to finish in 2 hours 35 minutes 35 seconds, coming in 56th in the men’s division, in an overall field of about 50,000 runners.
Like Parker, a number of the top runners in Sunday’s race spend their days toiling on Wall Street, at hedge funds and at big banks like Goldman Sachs. Greg Cass, the 64th finisher in the men’s race, who was profiled in The New York Times on Monday, is an investment banker at Barclays.
A top Wall Street executive, Gregory Fleming, 50, who is president of Morgan Stanley wealth management, ran the marathon in 3 hours, 27 minutes and 40 seconds.
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