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Gordon Benson

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Gordon Benson is a member of the UK Sport Lottery Funded British Triathlon Podium Potential Squad. He is based in Leeds, where he grew up and is currently at university studying nutrition.

He was voted the British Triathlon Male Elite Junior Triathlete of the Year 2011 and 2012.

Gordon Benson

Date of birth
12th May 1994 (age 20)
Hometown
Leeds
Website
Not available

Bio

Gordon Benson is a member of the UK Sport Lottery Funded British Triathlon Podium Potential Squad. He is based in Leeds, where he grew up and is currently at university studying nutrition.

He was voted the British Triathlon Male Elite Junior Triathlete of the Year 2011 and 2012.

He is a member of Leeds City Athletics Club and is also a member of the City of Leeds Swimming Club, the former club of Olympic Champion Adrian Moorhouse MBE. Golfer, Colin Montgomerie OBE, attended the same Leeds Grammar school that Gordon goes to.

Major results:

  • Gold - Tours ETU Youth Triathlon European Championships boys relay 2011
  • Bronze - Australian Youth Olympic Festival, Mixed Team relay, Sydney 2013

 

Height: 6’3”

Who do you look up to in sports?

Muhammed Ali 

What is your best strength in triathlon?

My running, I find it easier and enjoy it more than cycling and swimming. 

How did you get into triathlon?

Through my love for running and swimming. I was invited to join the regional academy. 

What is your ultimate goal in triathlon and beyond?

My goal is to achieve and fulfill my potential throughout my triathlon career. My target is to win an Olympic and World Gold Medal.

Follow Gordon on Twitter @gordonleeds.

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