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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.

Latest results

28th Jun 2014 2014 Penza ETU Triathlon U23 and Youth European Championships 1st
31st May 2014 2014 ITU World Triathlon London 16th
26th Apr 2014 2014 ITU World Triathlon Cape Town 26th
4th Dec 2014 2014 Quarteira ETU Triathlon European Cup 3rd
9th Nov 2013 2013 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final London 5th
31st Aug 2013 2013 Eton Dorney ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup 1st
8th Oct 2013 2013 Tiszaujvaros ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup 1st
8th Oct 2013 2013 Tiszaujvaros ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup 11th
21st Jul 2013 2013 Geneva ITU Triathlon European Cup 2nd
14th Jun 2013 2013 Alanya ETU Triathlon European Championships 1st
14th Jun 2013 2013 Alanya ETU Triathlon European Championships 4th
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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