Gordon Benson

Gordon has represented Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In 2019, he took gold at the Kazan ETU Sprint Triathlon European Championships. He is based at the Leeds Performance Centre.

Gordon has not only represented Great Britain at the Olympics (2016) and has also recorded several World and European medals including gold at the Baku European Games (2015), bronze at the Hamburg ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships in 2015 and a gold in the mixed junior/U23 relay at the 2014 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Edmonton. He also won individual U23 bronze in Edmonton and is a former U23 European Champion.

He is now based in Leeds after graduating from the city’s University with a degree in Nutrition.

His key strength in triathlon is arguably the bike, but Benson has also represented Great Britain on the athletics track at junior level. He won silver in the 3000 metres at the 2011 European Youth Summer Olympic Festival.

Gordon won gold representing Team GB at the 2015 European Games in Baku. He was supported by Tom Bishop and Philip Graves to win the title. In the same year, Benson also secured gold at the 2015 Melilla ETU European cup.

Major Results

Date Event Position
7th Sep 2019 2019 Banyoles ITU Triathlon World Cup 41st
25th Aug 2019 2019 Karlovy Vary ITU Triathlon World Cup 21st
18th Aug 2019 2019 ITU World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series Tokyo 2nd
27th Jul 2019 2019 Kazan ETU Sprint Triathlon European Championships 1st
21st Jul 2019 2019 ITU World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series Edmonton 2nd
14th Jul 2019 2019 Tiszaujvaros ITU Triathlon World Cup 6th
13th Jul 2019 2019 Tiszaujvaros ITU Triathlon World Cup 5th
13th Jul 2019 2019 Tiszaujvaros ITU Triathlon World Cup 6th
15th Jun 2019 2019 Nur-Sultan ITU Triathlon World Cup 11th
2nd Jun 2019 2019 Weert ETU Triathlon European Championships 6th
18th May 2019 2019 Cagliari ITU Triathlon World Cup 4th
11th May 2019 2019 Sines ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup and Mediterranean Championships 3rd
10th Nov 2018 2018 Miyazaki ITU Triathlon World Cup DNF
27th Oct 2018 2018 Tongyeong ITU Triathlon World Cup 26th
21st Oct 2018 2018 Hong Kong ASTC Sprint Triathlon Asian Cup DSQ
23rd Sep 2018 2018 Alanya ETU Triathlon European Cup DNF
8th Sep 2018 2018 Valencia ETU Triathlon European Cup 12th
11th Aug 2018 2018 Glasgow ETU Triathlon European Championships 12th
2nd Mar 2018 2018 ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi 46th
24th Sep 2017 2017 Huelva ITU Triathlon World Cup 4th
15th Sep 2017 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam 7th
6th Aug 2017 2017 ITU World Triathlon Montréal 18th
29th Jul 2017 2017 ITU World Triathlon Edmonton 24th
16th Jul 2017 2017 Hamburg ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships 4th
15th Jul 2017 2017 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg 34th
11th Jun 2017 2017 ITU World Triathlon Leeds 28th
13th May 2017 2017 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama 11th
7th May 2017 2017 Chengdu ITU Triathlon World Cup 19th
7th May 2017 2017 Chengdu ITU Triathlon World Cup 19th
6th May 2017 2017 Chengdu ITU Triathlon World Cup 9th
1st Apr 2017 2017 Quarteira ETU Triathlon European Cup 13th
26th Mar 2017 2017 Gran Canaria ETU Triathlon European Cup 7th
15th Sep 2016 2016 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Cozumel 50th
18th Aug 2016 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games DNF
2nd Jul 2016 2016 ITU World Triathlon Stockholm DNF
12th Jun 2016 2016 ITU World Triathlon Leeds 29th
14th May 2016 2016 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama 50th
9th Apr 2016 2016 ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast DNF
17th Sep 2015 2015 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago 5th
8th Aug 2015 2015 Tiszaujvaros ITU Triathlon World Cup 2nd
8th Aug 2015 2015 Tiszaujvaros ITU Triathlon World Cup 9th
19th Jul 2015 2015 Hamburg ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships 3rd
18th Jul 2015 2015 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg 28th
14th Jun 2015 2015 Baku European Games 1st
16th May 2015 2015 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama 15th
3rd May 2015 2015 Antalya ETU Triathlon European Cup 17th
19th Apr 2015 2015 Melilla ETU Triathlon European Cup 1st
7th Mar 2015 2015 ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi 27th
28th Sep 2014 2014 Alanya ITU Triathlon World Cup 28th
1st Sep 2014 2014 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Edmonton 1st
30th Aug 2014 2014 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Edmonton 3rd
27th Jul 2014 2014 Banyoles ETU Triathlon European Cup DNF
28th Jun 2014 2014 Penza ETU Triathlon U23 and Youth European Championships 1st
31st May 2014 2014 ITU World Triathlon London 16th
27th Apr 2014 2014 ITU World Triathlon Cape Town 26th
12th Apr 2014 2014 Quarteira ETU Triathlon European Cup 3rd
12th Sep 2013 2013 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final London 5th
31st Aug 2013 2013 Eton Dorney ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup 1st
11th Aug 2013 2013 Tiszaujvaros ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup 11th
10th Aug 2013 2013 Tiszaujvaros ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup 1st
21st Jul 2013 2013 Geneva ITU Triathlon European Cup 2nd
16th Jun 2013 2013 Alanya ETU Triathlon European Championships 1st
15th Jun 2013 2013 Alanya ETU Triathlon European Championships 4th
12th May 2013 2013 Vierzon ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup 4th
19th Jan 2013 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival 3rd
18th Jan 2013 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival 13th
21st Oct 2012 2012 Barfoot and 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
22nd Apr 2012 2012 Eilat ETU Triathlon European Championships 4th
21st Apr 2012 2012 Eilat ETU Triathlon European Championships 14th
1st Apr 2012 2012 Quarteira ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup 5th
11th Sep 2011 2011 ITU World Championship Grand Final Beijing 10th
13th Aug 2011 2011 Tiszaujvaros ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup 3rd
13th Aug 2011 2011 Tiszaujvaros ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup 7th
17th Jul 2011 2011 Echternach ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup 2nd
17th Apr 2011 2011 Limerick ETU Duathlon European Championships 2nd

Gordon went into the Rio 2016 Games as a Pilot athlete to support the Brownlee brothers in the race. His selection was confirmed after a front pack swim and bike performance at the ITU World Triathlon Series in Yokohama in May. He unfortunately was involved in a crash during the cycle segment in Rio and was forced to retire from the race. However, he had been a major part of the team's preparations for the Games.

Gordon was able to deliver a series of top ten finishes in 2019 including victory at the Kazan ETU Sprint Triathlon European Championships in July and securing bronze at the Sines ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup and Mediterranean Championships in May. He was also part of the British Mixed Relay teams that won silver at the ITU World Triathlon Series in both Edmonton and Tokyo.

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