LONGFORD triathlete Cameron Goodison finished second in the 18 and 19 years world championships in Auckland last weekend.
Goodison set up his podium finish with a 20.11 minute 1500 metre swim, to be third after the first leg.
He was still in contention after the 40 kilometre cycle, in second place, less than a minute behind New Zealander Hayden Moorhouse.
Goodison passed Moorhouse during the 10km run, but was overtaken by Grant Melzer from New South Wales, who ran a blistering 34.25 minutes to win the world title to complete the race in 2:06:24 hours.
Goodison’s 37:12min run leg helped him secure the silver medal, finishing in 2:07:27h, just nine seconds ahead of Moorhouse.
The 18-year-old qualified for the world championships after winning the bronze medal at the National Triathlon Series event in Geelong in February.
He is a member of the Triathlon Victoria Development Program and races in ITU Junior Elite events throughout Australia.
He is coached by Nick Conway, a level two coach from the Casey-Cardinia Triathlon Club, and is also is a member of Rivera Tri Club in Bairnsdale.