Grant Johnson

Based in a cul-de-sac of the south Lake District, UK, I live with my wife, Amy, who is about to give birth to our first child!

Day to day I am manager of an offshore windfarm control room, operating windfarms right across Europe.

I grew up playing football at a competitive level locally albeit only started individual sports when my wife was ill with kidney disease and was awaiting a kidney transplant. It was 2014/15 and I wanted to challenge myself with an array of running challenges in order to raise awareness and money for Kidney Research.

I discovered a natural talent for endurance sport and went on to win or podium many of the events I entered and being very competitive at Marathon distance. I grew an addiction to training and becoming a better me, every day. Unfortunately, I went through several health issues and injuries myself but took on a lot of lessons learnt – the hard way! But decided to take several years out of competition and serious training to get married and focus on my career.

The pandemic, and unhealthy habits led me in 2021 to grow hungry again for new challenges. I wanted to challenge myself outside of my comfort zone and so in 2022 set myself the challenge to complete a full Ironman, despite not being able to swim!

I took to cycling and swimming fairly well, then 9 months later I completed Ironman UK and Outlaw Nottingham 70.3 in the build-up, with help of an EZ Disc (of course) and despite my body breaking down and walking most of the marathon, I qualified for Kona, World Ironman Championships. I had to accept the invitation because I knew I had so much more to give! Things went much better in Kona, which has motivated me more so to keep seeking what I am capable of. I know I have a better marathon off the bike in me at least – watch this space! 😉

 Key Achievements to date:

  • 2015 UK U23 faster marathon of the year (2.31 – Manchester Marathon)
  • 2015 Brathay Windermere Marathon winner
  • 2016 London Marathon, 25th Age-grouper – 2hrs25min
  • 2022 Ironman World Championships, Kona (9hrs 3 min)

 Why I like EZ Disc:

Being new to the sport, I was instantly astounded by the cost of equipment, race entries and travel involved. I however also understood that at the pointy end of the field, the gains which can be achieved through equipment choice are not to be dismissed. EZGains provided me the platform to access some of these gains at a reduced cost. The products are also of such a high quality and thus built to last. I don’t think I ever need to invest in a real disc wheel!

In the lead up to becoming an ambassador I’ve also managed to understand the brand and the team much more and all I can say is, the team behind the scenes cannot do enough for you and are in this because they love the sport and want to see people succeed.

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