Ben is a member of the UK Sport Lottery Funded World-Class Performance Squad and trains at the Loughborough Triathlon Performance Centre.
Ben Dijkstra is one of triathlon's most exciting young prospects having won double gold at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games as a fifteen year-old. He also won junior gold at the ITU World Duathlon championships in 2015. In 2016 he won world triathlon championships elite junior bronze, despite only being 17 in an under 20 category. He repeated that again in 2017 in Rotterdam.
As well as representing Great Britain in triathlon, he is also a record breaker on the athletics track and has raced internationally at cross country. Ben first started in triathlon as a ten year-old after reading a triathlon magazine. He was already involved in cross country running.
Ben won double gold at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games