Gordon Benson

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Gordon Benson
Personal information
Nationality  Great Britain
Born (1994-05-12) 12 May 1994 (age 24)
Halifax, West Yorkshire, England
Residence Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

Gordon Benson (born 12 May 1994 in Halifax, United Kingdom)[1] is a professional British triathlete. He won the gold medal at the 2015 European Games in Baku, the first medal ever won at the European Games by Great Britain.[2]

Gordon Benson is a member of the UK Sport Lottery Funded British Triathlon Podium Potential Squad. He is based in Leeds, where he grew up. He was educated at Leeds Grammar School and is currently reading Nutrition at the University of Leeds.[1][3]

He was voted the British Triathlon Male Elite Junior Triathlete of the Year 2011 and 2012.[1]

In June 2015, he competed in the inaugural European Games, for Great Britain in men's triathlon. He earned a gold medal. The following month he was part of the British team that took the bronze medal at the ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships in Hamburg.[4]

Benson had represented Great Britain in athletics at the junior level, having won the silver medal in the 3000 metres at the 2011 European Youth Summer Olympic Festival.


  1. ^ a b c Profile—Gordon Benson; British Triathlon Org.; retrieved July 2015
  2. ^ "About the Games". Baku2015.com. Baku 2015 European Games Operation Committee (BEGOC). Archived from the original on 13 October 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  3. ^ University of Leeds, Alumni Magazine, Issue 17, Autumn 2015, Page 17
  4. ^ Staff (19 July 2015). "World Triathlon Series: Depleted Britain Claim Mixed Relay Bronze". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 20 July 2015.

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