Extreme Athlete, Film Subject
John Tarlton is an avid endurance athlete who competes in extreme sports to raise money and awareness for cancer research at the Stanford Cancer Institute (SCI). A gifted athlete whose collegiate sport was cycling, Tarlton leverages this passion for health by using his athletic ability to help others. To date, he has participated in six endurance cycling events and donated 100% of the funds raised to SCI.
Tarlton began with double centuries before graduating to 500-mile rides, and eventually the Everest of cycling: Race Across America. In addition to his first showing at RAAM in 2014, he has raised funds for SCI through the Ironman Tahoe, Tahoe Midnight Express, Lake Tahoe 72 Mile Ultra Marathon, Santa Barbara 100, and Race Across the West. Tarlton is also the founder and chairman of the board of directors for Team Tarlton—a non-profit focused on health, wellness, and educational initiatives—and a Menlo Park real estate executive.