Docherty at the 2012 London Olympics
|Full name||Bevan John Docherty|
|Born|| (1977-03-29) 29 March 1977 (age 42)
Taupo, New Zealand
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||70 kg (154 lb)|
|Coached by||Mark Elliot|
|Achievements and titles|
Life [ edit ]
Docherty and his sister Fiona grew up in Taupo, in the North Island of New Zealand and attended Tauhara College. Their father Ray was a keen triathlete and their mother, Irene, her sister and Bevan trained and competed with him.
In 2004, Docherty won the ITU world championship, and the silver medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, behind fellow New Zealander Hamish Carter. He added another silver medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, and claimed the bronze at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. The former world champion has started a new initiative, called "The Docherty Dares programme", aimed at supporting Kiwis to achieve goals they previously never thought possible.
The programme was inspired when Docherty saw Christchurch local, Scott Kotoul, crossing the finish line at the Round Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge. Near exhaustion after only doing half the distance (80 km), Kotoul said he was only going to target the distance of 40 km by the following year. However, Docherty dared Kotoul to enter the entire 160 km bike, so the latter accepted the challenge.
References [ edit ]
- "Bevan Docherty–Athlete Profile 2009"(PDF). International Triathlon Union. Retrieved 26 January 2010.
- Butcher-Penrose, Stewart Gillespie, Kieren. "Physical Education | Tauhara College". www.tauhara.school.nz. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
- "PressReader.com - Connecting People Through News". www.pressreader.com. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
[ edit ]
- Bevan Docherty at Triathlon.org at the Wayback Machine (archived 2006-02-22)
- Bevan Docherty at the International Triathlon Union
- Bevan Docherty at the International Olympic Committee
- Bevan Docherty at the New Zealand Olympic Committee
- Bevan Docherty at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com (archive)
- Official website
- (video) Final sprint at the 2005 New Plymouth ITU World Cup triathlon.