Benson takes gold in Baku

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Published: Sunday 14th June 2015 by The News Editor

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Leeds triathlete Gordon Benson has been crowned Great Britain’s first European Games gold medallist after victory in Bilgah Beach on the outskirts of Baku on Sunday.

The 21-year-old burst clear of his rivals at the beginning of the running phase to claim victory by 11 seconds from Portugal’s Joao Silva with Rostyslav Pevtsov of Azerbaijan in third.

Benson is a training partner of the Brownlee brothers, Alastair and Jonny, who elected not to race in Baku. As a result of his win Benson has automatically qualified for a GB quota slot at next year’s Rio Olympics.

Published: Sunday 14th June 2015 by The News Editor

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