USA Track & Field rings the NASDAQ Closing Bell

Allyson Felix @ NASDAQWhat do the stock market and athletics have to do with one another?

Usually not too much but today, Olympians from the USA Track & Field team including Allyson Felix (Olympic gold medalist and 3 time World Champion sprinter), Chelsea Johnson (2009 silver medalist in the pole vault) and Trey Hardee (Olympian and 2009 World Champion decathlete) presided over the NASDAQ closing bell.

With the New York Marathon taking place this weekend, it’s fitting that these track & field athletes were asked to participate in the closing ceremony. Allyson, as an ambassador for the sport of track & field, thanked the business community for supporting Olympic athletes and helping to make their dreams possible.

So, how did the market fare? Closed this afternoon in the red – down about 2 points. Maybe the markets should get some advice from today’s guests about winning.

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