8 June 2011

17-year-old City of Leeds Swimming Club member wins Men’s Junior Elite age group, placing 7th overall.

The Blenheim Triathlon, which forms part of the British Triathlon Super Series was held on the 4th/5th June 2011. City of Leeds Swimming Club member Gordon Benson was competing in the Men’s Junior Elite age group. The event consisted of a 750m swim, 20K bike ride and a 5k run.

Despite losing some time in his transitions Gordon won the Men’s Junior Elite Blenheim Triathlon and came 7th overall in a time of 01hr 01:49.

This result puts him at the top of the British Triathlon Super Series for the Elite Junior Men, a fantastic achievement in his first year in this age group.

Gordon has been selected to represent Great Britain in the European Triathlon Champs on 25th & 26th June 2011 in Spain, however due to a clash with his studies he will not be able to compete.

Despite this setback Gordon can still get selection for the World Championships in Beijing through other avenues.

We wish Gordon the best of luck with in his bid to qualify for the World Championships.