Congratulations Alistair and Jonathan on your Olympic success!
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.
Who do you look up to in sports?
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.
|5th Dec 2013||2013 Vierzon ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup||4th
|18th Jan 2013||2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival||13th
|18th Jan 2013||2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival||3rd
|20th Oct 2012||2012 Barfoot&Thompson World Triathlon Grand Final Auckland||5th
|15th Sep 2012||2012 Aveiro ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup||1st
|29th Jul 2012||2012 Tabor ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup||2nd
|20th Apr 2012||2012 Eilat ETU Triathlon European Championships||14th
|20th Apr 2012||2012 Eilat ETU Triathlon European Championships||4th
|4th Jan 2012||2012 Quarteira ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup||5th
|9th Sep 2011||2011 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Grand Final Beijing||10th
|13th Aug 2011||2011 Tiszaujvaros ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup||7th
|13th Aug 2011||2011 Tiszaujvaros ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup||3rd
|17th Jul 2011||2011 Echternach ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup||2nd
|17th Apr 2011||2011 Limerick ETU Duathlon European Championships||2nd
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