Winning the Junior Male competition at the British Elite Triathlon at Sospan, Llanelli on Sunday morning, Daniel Dixon showed once again the tremendous progress he continues to make in this most demanding of sporting disciplines.
With entry only open to the Elite of British Triathlon and numbers kept to a minimum, the race was used as a trial for the European Junior Championships at Kitzbuhel in Austria in June, at which Dixon – who only turned 19 last Friday - has now emphatically booked a place.
Coming out of the water after the 750 metre swim in second place, Dixon formed part of a group of seven during the 30 kilometre cycle, knowing that, as a member of the club since a young age and with big new pbs over 5k this year, the speed he had over the run would be more than enough to hold off his rivals in the run phase.
In the event, he had extended his lead by 45 seconds at the end to win in fine style from his nearest rival Joe Sherman.
His overall time for the short course Sprint Triathlon event was 56 minutes 3 seconds, the ninth fastest time overall of the day when the Senior Men are included, with his swim time for the 750 metres the second fastest of the day.
The win sees him already reward the faith placed in him by Team England after their award of the Sir John Hanson Scholarship in February as he continues to build hopefully towards a place in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham next year.