"I did my first triathlon in 1984. The following year I raced at five more events and it went from there. Ater racing in the Nice triathlon in 1986 I went on to do it nine times. This was back in the day when Mark Allen was winning everything. Triathlon was a very disorganised sport back when it first started, and I thought I might be able to put something on for like minded athletes to enjoy. At the time I was working in leisure management and was used organising, marketing and promoting large events, so it wasn’t a massive job change for me. The Human Race seed was planted.
I’ve seen triathlon grow rapidly in the UK from a small number of events to over 700 races now. When we started Windsor, it had 250 competitors. Now it has over 3,000 racers selling out in record time each year with many on the waiting list."
As the Triathlon Competition Manager for the London 2012 Olympic Games, John oversaw the highly successful Men's and Women's Triathlon events in Hyde Park, culminating in two home medals for Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee.
John Lunt - Triathlon Expert and founder of Human Race