Top three finishers from 2012 return to Blackberry Farm, Tenn. in hopes of becoming the 2013 CEO Endurance World Champion
Last year Dan King was able to use his superior running speed and bike climbing strength to win the CEO Endurance World Championship, earning the title of World’s Fittest CEO®, and donating $28,000 to the Playworks charity. The event was staged at Blackberry Farm, Tenn. and made into an acclaimed 30 minute TV show that aired across the USA.
King, CEO of audio and web conferencing company ReadyTalk in Denver, is back to defend his title this year. “I signed up because the event truly is a unique mix of intense athletic competition and quality social interactions,” stated King. “I expect this year’s event to be highly competitive given that all of the returning athletes know what it takes to win. I plan to make it difficult to wrestle the title away from me.”
Second place finisher in 2012 was Frank Karbe, CFO of biopharmaceutical Exelixis (NASDAQ:EXEL) in San Francisco. As a result of hissecond place finish, Karbe donated $9,000 to the Olympic Club Foundation charity. “I am participating again this year because this event offers not only a spectacular setting but alsoa unique blend of intense athletic competition and great camaraderie coupled with the opportunity to raise money and awareness for your favorite charity,” said Karbe. “And of course – I race to win!”
Doron Reuveni, CEO of uTest, a software testing company that was recently ranked #8 on the Forbes ‘Most Promising Companies’ list placed third in the 2012 Challenge. Reuveni was involved in a bike crash on the Elimination Bike Race stage in last year’s competition, but was fortunately not hurt and able to continue on with the rest of the six stages. When asked why he signed up for this year’s event Reuveni replied, “I had a blast at the 2012 CEO Endurance World Championship and I intend to bring the 2013 title home to uTest and to Boston!”
There are four slots remaining for this year’s CEO Endurance World Championship – open to business owners and C-level Executives that meet certain company size and fitness parameters. The three-day, six-stage event will once again be staged at the number one rated resort in North America, Blackberry Farm, from Sept. 6-9 and made into a TV show (“The Fittest CEO®”) that will be syndicated across the USA.
Sponsors of the event include AIG and Zoot Sports.
More information, including how to register, can be found at www.ceochallenges.com.
About CEO Challenges (www.ceochallenges.com)
CEO Challenges hosts events for business owners and C-level executives to meet and compete in the world’s greatest sports settings, including the CEO Endurance World Championship. Sponsors include AIG, Zoot Sports, and Cardo Systems. CEO Challenges is a division of Life Time Fitness (NYSE:LTM) – The Healthy Way of Life Company.
About Life Time Fitness, Inc.
As The Healthy Way of Life Company, Life Time Fitness (NYSE:LTM) helps organizations, communities and individuals achieve their total health objectives, athletic aspirations and fitness goals by engaging in their areas of interest – or discovering new passions – both inside and outside of Life Time’s distinctive and large sports, professional fitness, family recreation and spa destinations, most of which operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Company’s Healthy Way of Life approach enables customers to achieve this by providing the best programs, people and places of uncompromising quality and value. As of June 3, 2013, the Company operated 106 centers under the LIFE TIME FITNESS® and LIFE TIME ATHLETIC® brands in the United States and Canada. Additional information about Life Time centers, programs and services is available at lifetimefitness.com.