No-one better understood Rudyard Kipling's two imposters, triumph and disaster, than New Zealand triathlete Hamish Carter.

The Aucklander held the world No 1 ranking when he arrived in Sydney in 2000 to contest the first Olympic triathlon. He had a shocker of a race, trailing home 26th, more than two and a half minutes behind the winner, Canadian Simon Whitfield. He realised he had made a hash of his Olympic campaign and vowed that, if given another opportunity, he would not make the same mistake again.

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