The British Triathlon Awards Evening was held at Loughborough University on 14 November, an evening celebrating the achievements of British athletes competing in triathlon, duathlon and long distance triathlon. Ben Dijkstra of Year 11 received the British Triathlon’s Elite Junior Male Award from star senior triathlete Jonathan Brownlee. This is an amazing achievement since Ben is still in the Youth age group before becoming a “Junior” next year.
The following is a quote from the British Triathlon website, where an interview with Ben can be seen: “Ben Dijkstra has also had an impressive year with perhaps the highlight being victory at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games in both the individual event and mixed relay, where he celebrated gold as part of the Europe 1 team. Ben also came second in the 2014 Geneva ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup and was part of the youth relay team that won silver at the 2014 Penza ETU Triathlon U23 and Youth European Championships”.
Congratulations Ben on yet another triumph.