With Olympic silver and bronze medals plus a world title, Bevan Docherty has had a career any New Zealand athlete would be proud of. Yet the New Zealander, the country’s top triathlete for several years and one of the most respected competitors in the world, has strangely struggled for the recognition at home that his feats have warranted.

They say that in top sport timing is everything. Docherty was a trifle unlucky with his timing in 2004. The New Zealand triathlete had a year anyone would dream of - he won a big World Cup race at Ishigaki, Japan, cleaned up London international triathlon, and then won the world title in Madeira, Portugal.

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