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Team Extremus Athlete Michael J. Karlin Wins CF Climb Philadelphia

World-ranked tower runner and West Coast Labels star Masters Athlete from Bethesda wins sixth race in a year.

New York, NY, February 27, 2014 --( Highly accomplished tower runner Michael J. Karlin from Bethesda, MD has won the CF Climb Philadelphia benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in 7:26. Michael has enjoyed immense success on the US Masters Tower running circuit over the last year, where he has been a consistent top finisher in a wide-array of events. In the sport of Towerrunning, Michael has ranked #40 in the World among men.

About Extremus, LLC (

Extremus is a global full-service sports marketing & management company serving an array of Olympic and extreme sports brands who embrace the motto, “There are no limits.” By building and managing brand equity with effective marketing solutions, Extremus helps today’s premier global sports leaders engage their target audience through sports and entertainment opportunities. As a sports business consulting company specializing in strategic marketing management, Extremus has consulted for corporations, sports organizations, sports and entertainment venues, universities, and individual athletes across five continents.

About Michael Karlin (

Michael Karlin is a World-Ranked Competitive Towerrunner, USATF Track Champion, and USATF Masters All-American in Road Running. In the sport of Towerrunning, Michael has ranked #40 in the World among men. In 2012, Michael became the first and only American to finish the German Everest Stair Challenge. The goal of the Challenge is to climb 39,700 steps up and down while covering a distance of two marathons horizontally in less than 24 hours, all of which is the equivalent distance from Sea Level to the Summit of Mt. Everest and back down. Michael is also a member of the “nation’s premier stair-climbing squad,” the International West Coast Labels Towerrunning Team, and is the co-founder of “the Northeast’s pre-eminent stair squad,” The Tower Masters Towerrunning Team, as described by the New York Times Magazine in How to Make an Ironman Whimper (and Cough), January 25, 2013.

Michael is a USATF Potomac Valley Region (Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington, DC) age-bracket Track Champion in the 800 meter run and the 400 meter dash. In addition, he is a USATF Masters All-American Road Runner in the 10 mile, 12km, 10 km, 5 mile/8 km, 4 mile, and 5 km distances. He also earned the USATF Gold Phidippides Award for Outstanding Performance and Endurance in Masters Long Distance Running.

The Towerrunning World Association, which regulates towerrunning internationally and ranks competitive tower runners, has appointed Michael as a U.S. Delegate to the Towerrunning World Council and Member of the five-person Towerrunning Athletes Commission for 2014.

Michael holds a JD from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA in Finance and a BS in Accounting from the George Washington University. He is also a CPA and CFP. His diverse work involves financial markets, being a Director for a Biotech start-up, and ownership of a small business involving the Internet.

About Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (

The CF Climb is an exhilarating stair-climbing and fundraising event that raises money and awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. We fund more CF research than any other organization, and nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of Foundation support.

The Foundation's drug development success has been recognized by Harvard Business School and by publications such as Forbes, Discover magazine, and The Wall Street Journal.

Based in Bethesda, Md., the Foundation funds and accredits a national care center network that has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health as a model of care for a chronic disease.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is one of the most efficient organizations of its kind and is an accredited charity of the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance.
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