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BENSON Gordon
Great Britain
GBR
GordonBenson
Date of Birth12/05/1994 - Halifax (GBR)
Age21
Height191 cm/6'3"
Weight76kg/167lbs
GenderM
Medals
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Sport
Triathlon
Events
DateEventsResults
Men's 1:48:31 (1)

Profile

Nickname-
School, universityGrammar School at Leeds, University of Leeds
Started competing2014
Language(s) spokenEnglish, French
Club nameLeeds Triathlon Centre, Leeds
CoachJack Maitland, Malcolm Brown
Hobbies

Cooking, football, mountain biking, none of which I'm great at.

Major sporting achievements

2013 Australian Olympic Festival (Sydney) | 2011 EYOF (Trabzon) | 2014 WCh (U23) – 3rd | 2013 WJCh – 5th | 2012 WJCh – 5th |2014 ECh (U23) - 1st | 2011 NJCh - 1st | World Triathlon Series (London) - 16th

Key: OG = Olympic Games | YOG = Youth Olympic Games |WCh = World Championships | WJCh = World Junior Championships | ECh = European Championship | EJCh = European Junior Championships |NCh = National Championships | NJCh = National Junior Championships

Most memorable performance

European U23 gold in 2014

Additional information / What would you like people to know about you?

I always swam/ran and participated in an aquathlon, finishing 1st and was later scouted by the regional triathlon academy. My international debut was the World Triathlon Series in Cape Town South Africa. My preferred discipline is the run. I train 30 hours per week. My superstition is to always wear my timing chip on my left ankle. My most influential person is Felix English; a friend and someone I aspire to be alike. I am most proud of winning the European Youth Relays after coming back from a big deficit on the last leg of the race. If I wasn't an athlete, I'd spend more time in university. My favourite food is stir fry.

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