Rotterdam Junior Men: Hauser impresses, Bronze (again) for Dijkstra

Chief Correspondent

Australian Hauser wins World Junior Championship in fine style

Bronze for Dijkstra who heads three top-six Brit men in Rotterdam

Three busy days of racing at the 2017 Rotterdam ITU World Triathlon Grand Final saw the Men’s World Junior Triathlon Championship take place in wet conditions on Saturday morning.

The race saw a small group of athletes reach T2 together, one of which was Australian Matt Hauser who would prove to be a dominating winner of the race, running away from the field to a clear 28 seconds victory margin. He adds that Gold to the Mixed Relay World Championship title he won in Hamburg.

Great Britain’s James Chantler-Mayne produced a fine performance to be part of that leading group at T2, an effort that was almost rewarded with a podium finish. While the Silver would go to Vasco Vilaco (POR), the 2016 Bronze medallist and current British Junior Champion,

Ben Dijkstra - Rotterdam World Junior Champs: chasing Matt Hauser

Ben Dijkstra, was able to run through from the chase group and match his performance from Cozumel, with the fastest run split of the day (15:16). The second best run of the day was from another Brit, Barclay Izzard (15:23), which earned him sixth place.

Barclay Izzard - Rotterdam World Junior Champs: chasing Matt Hauser



Rotterdam ITU World Junior Triathlon Championships – Saturday 16th September 2017
750m / 20km / 5km


1st –  Matthew Hauser (AUS) – 55:54
2nd – Vasco Vilaca (POR) – 56:22
3rd – Ben Dijkstra (GBR) – 56:35
4th – James Chantler (GBR) – 56:41
5th – Vetle Bergsvik Thorn (NOR) – 56:43
6th – Barclay Izzard (GBR) – 56:44

Junior Men's podium - with race winner Matt Hauser

John Levison
Written by
John Levison
Latest News
The Championship 2022 Josh Amberger
IRONMAN Hamburg tragedy: Amberger felt ‘dirty and disgusted’ that race went on
Jeanne Lehair WTCS Abu Dhabi
Jeanne Lehair ecstatic to come out on top after epic run battle
Jonny Brownlee Neom 2022 photo credit Darren Wheeler That Cameraman SLT
Brilliant Brownlee back on the podium in Madrid as Olympic hopes get a boost
IRONMAN Hamburg bike course generic image photo credit IRONMAN
Triathlon tragedy at IRONMAN Hamburg as one dead and two injured in horror accident
Jan Frodeno of Germany performs during the run leg at sunrise at the IRONMAN European Championship Hamburg on June 4, 2023 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images for Ironman)
Jan Frodeno reacts to IRONMAN Hamburg tragedy after horror accident kills motorcyclist