Dan Dixon has amassed a wealth of racing experience since taking up triathlon at a young age, including racing for Great Britain internationally and representing Team England at the Commonwealth Games in 2022.
The 2022 and 2023 seasons have seen Dan race across U23 and Senior level, amassing a number of podiums and top-ten finishes. Standout results include silver at the 2022 Europe Triathlon U23 Championships and fifth-place at the 2023 World Triathlon U23 Championships. Birmingham 2022 saw Dan pull on the Team England trisuit at a home Games as Sutton Park hosted the triathlon and paratriathlon racing. Dan finished 12th in the individual race.
Beginning the sport around the age of 10, Dan has progressed through the age groups and the British Triathlon Performance Pathway, from starting in TriStar through the youth and junior categories to now an U23 and senior athlete, achieving multiple successes along the way. Dan didn’t have to look far for inspiration when it came to starting out in swim, bike, run with his dad’s own passion for triathlon – including competing at the IRONMAN World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.
A three-time British youth triathlon champion, Dan represented Great Britain for the first time in 2018, finishing fourth on his international debut at the Junior European Cup in Kitzbuhel, Austria at the age of 16. Two months later, Dan earned his first international win at the Junior European Cup race in Riga, Latvia, before going onto secure bronze at Junior European Cup Alanya later in the season.
He was crowned the British Triathlon Youth Super Series champion during his first year in 2017. Success in the Super Series continued over the next few years when he had two Super Series race wins in 2018 and placed second overall in the Youth B category in 2019 with another two race wins including at the British Elite Youth Championships.
Dan won his first international championships medal at the 2021 Europe Triathlon Junior Championships in Kitzbuhel, claiming silver in the junior men’s race, before being part of the Great Britain junior mixed relay team which finished fourth two days later. He was on the top step of the podium only a few weeks later, winning gold among an 83-strong field at Europe Triathlon Junior Cup Tiszaujvaros, before adding both the British junior and senior elite titles in September. Only a few days later, Dan made his senior international debut as part of the Great Britain mixed relay team which placed sixth at 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Hamburg.
At the end of 2021, Dan represented Great Britain at the World Triathlon Junior Championships in Quarteira, Portugal, placing 26th. It was a busy and successful start to 2022 for Dan who started the year in the USA where he claimed his first senior international podium with third at Americas Triathlon Cup Sarasota-Bradenton. He backed up his first international podium with another bronze medal at Europe Triathlon Cup Quarteira.
Already named among the reserves for Team England, Dan was a late call-up to replace the injured Jonny Brownlee at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham where he placed 12th in the individual men’s race. Later that year he finished 48th at the European Championships in Munich and 35th in the World Triathlon U23 Championships in Abu Dhabi.
It was a busy and successful start to 2022 for Dan who started the year in the USA where he claimed his first senior international podium with third at Americas Triathlon Cup Sarasota-Bradenton.
He backed up his first international podium with another bronze medal at Europe Triathlon Cup Quarteira.
Medals continued in the early summer, securing U23 silver at the Europe Triathlon Sprint Championships with his sixth-place finish in the elite men’s race in Olsztyn, Poland.
Already named among the reserves for Team England, Dan was a late call-up to replace the injured Jonny Brownlee at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham where Dan placed 12th in the individual men’s race.
Another senior call-up followed, this time for Great Britain at the European Championships (48th), before ending the year in the U23 race at the World Triathlon Championship Finals Abu Dhabi (35th).
2022 also included success over the Super League Triathlon formats, including fourth place at the Arena Games Triathlon Finals in Singapore in May. Fourth was also his best placing during the SLT Championship Series which he raced throughout.