GB sprint squad clean up in Chicago

Team GB today added another 10 medals to their tally, to bring their total haul to 28 following yesterday’s aquathlon action.


But the second day of competition started with a disappointing result for GB hopeful Gordon Benson, in the men’s U23 race. The 2015 European Games victor was in the lead quintet heading onto the final 10km, but couldn’t hang on as the pace kicked up, finishing fifth and affording the win to last year’s world junior silver medallist, Jacob Birtwhistle (AUS). Benson’s teammates Chris Perham and Marc Austin finished 26th and 33rd, respectively.

GB’s luck soon turned, though, as a field of 313 of the county’s best athletes over the 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run race set off on the medal hunt. First to trouble the podium was M25-29 athlete and 2015 European AG champ Edward Castro, who dropped two places from last year’s Sprint Champs to finish in third.