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John Lunt takes home 220 Triathlon lifetime achievement award

Human Race founder and Olympic organiser "honoured" to take home the night's most prestigious award

Human Race founder John Lunt was the winner of the Jane Tomlinson Award for Outstanding Contribution to Triathlon on Saturday night at the 220 Triathlon Awards 2013.

220 Triathlon readers voted for their top five candidates for the award and the short list of John Lunt, Chrissie Wellington, Ali Brownlee, John Levison and Hilary Johnson was then discussed by a panel of industry experts, who overwhelmingly chose Lunt for the award.

John, who set up Human Race 22 years ago, has grown the business from 2 events, to being the UK’s largest and most diverse mass-participation sports events company. Back in 1991 when John established Human Race, triathlon was a much less widespread sport and he has contributed to its growth over the years to the present day where GB has achieved Olympic Gold in the sport.

2012 was an especially big year for John as he was Race Director for the Olympic Triathlon in Hyde Park.

“I’m honoured to accept this award from my peers in the triathlon industry,” John said. “I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of working on the Olympic triathlon in 2012 and continuing the Olympic legacy at grass roots level through my work with Human Race. We run more than 55 events each year and I would encourage anyone who was inspired by the Olympics to get out and take part in an event this year.

To see Human Race’s full list of races go to: www.humanrace.co.uk.

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Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.