Lynn began running after he had turned 40 and took inventory of his life and discovered he was overweight at 240 pounds and heading toward obesity and diabetes. He decided to join Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) and take on the LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon in 2000. Lynn now has run 28 marathons with 16 of them being the Chicago Marathon. Additionally, Lynn began a quest to run at least one race every weekend and now runs an average of 50 races a year. Currently Lynn is on a quest to complete the world major marathons which he will complete with the Tokyo Marathon in 2020. Lynn is currently the Controller of Freedman Seating a Chicago manufacturer of transportation seating, a family owned business since 1894.