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Performance Enhancing Diets (P.E.D.s)

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Mushrooms. If you’ve been following the plant based diet craze, you’ve already heard about all the potentially amazing benefits of mushrooms. For thousands of years, these little fun-guys have been touted for their anti-inflammatory, performance enhancing and mood altering benefits. While the scientific community isn’t ready to confirm or deny all the wilde claims, there’s enough merit in the anecdotes to consider adding a fungus to your daily routines.

Here’s what you need to know:
  • There are a lot of benefits to fungus.
  • Cordyceps Sinensis appears to have the greatest impact on athletic performance.
  • Lion’s Mane may be the “Limitless”…
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UNBROKEN [01.18]

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Market: San Francisco
Athlete: Stuart Barden, White Oak Global Advisors, LLC


I am dedicating this year’s Decathlon effort to my mother-in-law and son.  My mother-in-law is currently battling breast cancer and kicking its butt.  She has gone through many doctor appointments, MRI scans, blood work and other tests, surgery, and now radiation treatments.  It has not been an easy thing for our family to go through.  As an educated woman with many life experiences, she can understand what is happening and why, with a certain perspective.  I then think about my son, who is about to turn two years old. Read More

UNBROKEN [29.17]

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Market:
 Houston
Athlete: Amin Esmaily-Fard, MD Anderson Cancer Center

It is truly a groundbreaking time in the world of oncology research. With the advent of immunotherapy, complete remission rates upwards of 50-80% are being seen in some of the most difficult to treat cancers. There is no telling what outstanding milestones will be reached in the next 5 to 10 years but one thing is certain, the future of cancer treatment is rapidly evolving for the better. And it is, in part, due to the efforts of organizations and causes such as The D10 that are making this evolution possible. For
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Performance Enhancing Diets


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PED's:

It was the end of the D10 Tour. I was completing the final walk through of the stadium at Rice University, when I saw it - a spent bottle of a pre-workout drink with a name like Gamma Super Pro Explode. Really? So many smart, athletic men and women on this field and I find this. Clearly, we - the D10 - have some work to do. This thread on PEDs will examine supplements, dietary habits and other recovery methods that work without the concern for heart attacks, gynecomastia, or unwanted facial hair. Basically, we’re going to get real.
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UNBROKEN [28.17]

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Market: Houston
Athlete: Greg Scheinman, Insgroup Inc.

$9,925,123…That’s the number that means something to me when I visit The Decathlon’s web page. Not personal or team stats. It’s this tremendous accomplishment by Dave, his team, and everyone who has participated and contributed to helping find a cure for Pediatric Cancer that inspires me.  It’s a privilege to compete alongside the men and women of The D10 community and I take great pride in being able to use my athleticism to help make this number grow in the future.  

From the moment I was introduced to the event, I was
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UNBROKEN [27.17]

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Market:
San Francisco
Athlete:
Lee Adkins, BlackRock

In 2016 a group of us from BlackRock were asked by my eventual team captain to attend a presentation about something called the D10. My initial thought was “it sounds cool but I need to hear more”. Once I heard the pitch, that it benefited the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital AND that we’d be part of the inaugural San Francisco D10 community I knew I wanted to be part of it. Truthfully, I had ZERO fundraising experience so although the minimum dollar amount looked scary…and that I would be considerably older than the Read More

UNBROKEN [26.17]

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Market
:  Houston
Athlete:  Megan Light, Cheniere Energy


When I joined my D10 team, I did it on impulse. I’d like to say that “accidentally” signing up for a decathlon is outside my wheelhouse, but it is exactly my wheelhouse. As a typical Type-A overachiever, I’m usually up for a challenge and not afraid of bold decisions.

Several experiences throughout my life, some rather recent, have taught me how strong I can be when I have to be. But in that particular moment, saying yes to the D10, I decided it’s time to see how strong I can be
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UNBROKEN [25.17]


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Market:  Houston
Athlete:  Gabe Baker, HNTB


My journey with the D10 began with a former college teammate sharing with me the opportunity of this competition. Being one who seeks out challenges and ways to push myself physically, I took on the challenge and began training. Funny thing is that my friend who recommended the D10 to me ended up not competing; no fault to him, but I’m glad I did.


I have continued to understand that my physical capabilities at the simple foundation of being able to walk and run unencumbered, are nothing but blessings from God. I
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