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Bevan Docherty
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Docherty at the 2012 London Olympics
Personal information
Nickname(s) BeeDoc
Born (1977-03-29) 29 March 1977 (age 46)
Taupo, New Zealand
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 70 kilograms (154 lb)
Country New Zealand
Turned pro 2000
Coached by Mark Elliot
Retired 2015
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Swim (1500 m)–15:00
  • Cycle (40 km)–45:00
  • Run (10 km)–28:00
Medal record
Men's triathlon
Representing  New Zealand
Olympic Games
Silver 2004 Athens Individual
Bronze 2008 Beijing Individual
Commonwealth Games
Silver 2006 Melbourne Individual
ITU Triathlon World Championships
Gold 2004 Madeira Elite men's race
Silver 2008 Vancouver Elite men's race
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
Bronze 2012 Las Vegas Elite

Bevan John Docherty MNZM (born 29 March 1977) is a triathlete from New Zealand, who won medals twice at the Olympic Games. Docherty attended Tauhara College, Taupo.


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.

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