Dan wins double European gold

A tremendous performance from 17 year old Dan Slater,saw the LPS athlete win two gold medals at this year’s European Triathlon Youth
Championships. The event,staged over 4 days, was held in Lithuania, where Dan competed in the individual and mixed relay events.

After successfully negotiating the semi-finals, the individual final consisted of a 500 metre swim, 11.4k bike ride and finally a 3.6k run. Dan had a tough battle with fellow GB athlete, Matthew Willis, before finishing in 24:52 min to win by just 6 seconds.

The two men then teamed up with Abbie Williams & Freya Thompson to clinch gold for GB in the Mixed Relay. This event involved a 250m swim,
followed by a 5.7k bike ride and 1k run, but the GB quartet comfortably beat off the challenge from France & Spain to claim gold.

Dan Slater with GB team mates after their victory

Dan Slater with GB team mates after their victory

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