Gordon Benson

Gordon Benson

Triathlon

  • Date of Birth 12/05/1994
  • Born Halifax

BIOGRAPHY

Gordon Benson - the 2011 British junior champion - took up triathlon at the age of 15 having been talent spotted by the regional triathlon academy whilst competing in duathlons.

Benson, born in Leeds, was voted the British Triathlon male elite junior triathlete of the year in 2011 and 2012.

Then, in 2014, he won gold at the European Under-23 Championships and also claimed bronze in the worlds in the same age category, while the next year he won gold at the inaugural European Games.

He represented Team GB at Rio 2016, supporting the Brownlee brothers, but was forced to retire after crashing out of the bike ride.

 

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