Georgie Rutherford is a World Champion triathlete and open water swimmer who was born and raised in Darlington.
Alongside being a passionate athlete, Georgie fell in love with the ‘behind the scenes’ aspect of sport event management and development at the age of 15 when she volunteered with Nova International to help deliver the Great North Run and went on to volunteer as a team member at the 2000 Manchester Commonwealth Games. This led to a sports degree from the University of Bath and then a career in the industry. Georgie loves helping others achieve their goals and has worked for the Commonwealth Games Federation for the 2004 Games in Australia and 2014 Games in Glasgow and was a part of the triathlon delivery team for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Georgie has also worked for British Triathlon as the Northern Development Manager. This role enabled the creation of the annual Corus Kids of Steel triathlon which allowed hundreds of children to access triathlon in the Tees Valley area along with numerous other development projects to make sport & fitness accessible to all.
In 2015 Georgie left her full time job in London to focus on being a full time triathlete, competing on the Global Ironman circuit where she went on to win & podium in a range of events around the world. Now retired from professional competing Georgie has set up her own coaching & events business ‘The Long Run Collective’ with her sister Susie (also a retired GB runner) and is excited to be back based in the area she grew up; sharing everything she has learnt & supporting others.