Morpeth Harriers’ international Triathlete Daniel Dixon has been presented with a performance of the year award by Sport Newcastle at Newcastle Eagles Arena by distinguished Olympian Jonathan Edwards.
The 52nd Annual Awards Dinner took place in the presence of patrons Sir John Hall and Alan Shearer CBE along with vice-presidents Stephen Miller MBE and Edwards, and saw winners from a wide range of sports receive their awards.
Dixon was also awarded the Platinum Sponsorship, worth £1,500 per year for each of the next three years.
He gained his award by being the biggest young sporting success of the year, a timely award as he has only just become a Professional Full Time Triathlete.
Unfortunately this weekend an untimely fall from his bike led to him finishing a lowly 26th in the World Junior Triathlon Championships in Portugal. He had been in the lead group of three at the time, but the resulting injury restricted him in terms of movement.
Daniel had led after the earlier swim, battled through the stages of bike, and run very bravely to the finish such was his determination.