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Christi Marraccini: I Am Out for Redemption

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Christi Marraccini

Director of Talent, NEOU
The D10 NYC
Fundraising goal: Team Always On (60K); 
2019 Marquee event: 400M Run

What is your primary motivator for competing in The D10 events?
The charitable mission makes it a no-brainer to join The D10. The fierce athletic competition is the challenge (and knowing how you are going to feel the day after). I grew up as an athlete and always had an opportunity to be part of a team and train toward a goal. Now…
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Bridget Shanley: Destroying the 500M Row and Doubling Donations Is How I Will Honor Everett's Legacy

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Bridget Shanley

Assistant Vice President, Cantor Fitzgerald
The D10 NYC
Fundraising goal: Team Twinkie (10K)
2019 Marquee event: 500M Row (because I hate myself and like the pain -- Bridget)

What is your primary motivator for competing in The D10 events?
The swell of pride and flood of adrenaline when you break through that mental barrier to push your body to its absolute limit. Couple that with the knowledge that every rep and second faster contributes to saving a childs life – each D10
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Eddie Walter: I Wanted to See If I Still Had 'It'

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Eddie Walter

Associate, Jefferies Group
The D10 NYC
Fundraising goal: Team (10K); Individual (2.5K)
2019 Marquee event: 400M Run

What is your primary motivator for competing in The D10 events?
Last year’s biggest motivator was simple: I had not run competitively in many years and wanted to see if I still had “it." By the end of the event ,I felt accomplished and wanted to feel that way again. So I signed up for round two. However, this year is different, because I lost…
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John Harmonay: If These People Can Do It, Why Can’t I?

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John Harmonay

AVP, Barclays
The D10 New York
Fundraising goal: 5K
2019 Marquee event: Pull-Ups


What motivated your interest in The D10?
I wanted to get less fat. Also, I was looking to get involved with a meaningful charity. Through The D10, I've achieved both. 

How much of your motivation for participating in The D10 stems from its charitable mission?
Ninety-nine percent. I’m not the fastest or strongest competitor, by far. I’m not here to win The D10. [D10 Founder] Dave [Maloney] always…
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Dylan Drake Leads Yale Football Alums Into The D10

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Ask Yale College alum and current Google employee, Dylan Drake about the itinerary of his epic daily athletic workouts. If you’re taking notes, bring extra paper. The former Bulldog football defensive standout has found in his 20-something life a thirst for competition that exceeds his drive even as a highly motivated collegiate athlete.

According to Dylan, there are three buckets of former Yale athletes. The first are those who view graduation as a terminal point to their youth sports career; a time to transition to work life and grown-up hobbies. The second group continues in extracurricular sports leagues because athletics…
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J's Bulls: Why We Do This in the First Place

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This piece originally ran in May 2018. We are posting it again in tribute to Everett Watson, who tragically passed away this week. Everett's passion for The D10 and its mission were one of a kind. We are grateful he gave a meaningful portion of his life to The D10 community, and we will carry his spirit forward in everything The D10 does. 



Nick Psaris remembers
 when the email from Everett Watson hit his inbox. Everett was an analyst at Bank of America, where Nick served as a director. With striking poise, the young man’s email was soliciting donations from… Read More

Inception: You Have Time If You Make Time

W680 574a9014 It’s not always easy to attend a full hour workout at one of The D10's amazing gym partners, or sneak in for a marathon lifting session on your own. But no matter how busy you are, you have enough time to do your body and mind a favor. 

In fact, more and more research suggest that 15 minutes is all you need to maintain those #GAINZ! What’s this you say? Fifteen minutes? Yep. That’s all it takes with one condition: You have to work at maximum effort.

Many of you are now familiar with Tabata-style workouts. The Tabata protocol was identified
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This Goes Out to All the A-Players

W680 dsc 4446 Thanks to the efforts of driven executive athletes across the United States, The D10 has raised $12 million to fund the fight against pediatric cancer. 

We're just getting started. 

This year The D10 is expanding its athletic tour to new cities, launching new ventures, and scaling up to make an even larger impact. 

In all of our active markets, the tip of the spear is the position we call Athletic Director -- the energetic, charismatic, motivated connector responsible for recruiting The D10's field of competitors, and for selling our multi-event contest management software into companies throughout that market territory. The D10… Read More