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NZ’s No 1 Triathlete Bevan Docherty Returns Home

Published: Tue 4 Dec 2007 04:49 PM
NZ’s No 1 Triathlete Bevan Docherty Returns Home Before Olympic Games
New Zealand’s No 1 Triathlete Bevan Docherty is coming home for a well earned break and to defend his national title, before returning to a demanding training schedule in preparation for next year’s Olympic Games in Beijing.
Currently ranked 4th in the world in the ITU Triathlon World Cup, Docherty has shown outstanding form this year in the competitive circuit. He garnered gold in the ITU Canadian World Cup and was placed silver in both the USA and Japan events.
Importantly Docherty comfortably finished third in the ITU Olympic Qualification World Cup competition in Beijing, guaranteeing his place in New Zealand’s Olympic team in Beijing 2008.
A major medal contender for Beijing, the 27 year old is currently placed 4th overall in ITU Olympic Qualification rankings.
Earlier this year Docherty won the New Zealand Triathlon Championship in Wellington, and last year won silver in the event at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.
Although based at home, Docherty spends half of his time in Colorado where he has the advantage of elite high altitude training. Docherty is sponsored by Mizone Rapid, not only financially but also by providing plenty of Mizone Rapid, a hypotonic sports drink which gives him re-hydration and fuel for his body to support his gruelling training schedule.
Docherty is home to support the Mizone Rapid Ultimate Sports Presenter Challenge and is looking to compete in a number of local Triathlon outings including defending his national title in February, before returning to Colorado for his Olympic build up.
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