Four Years Pays Off
Athens silver medallist triathlete Bevan Docherty, 31, took third place and a bronze medal in the men’s triathlon at the Beijing Olympics and is determined to try for the gold in four years time. Docherty came in seven seconds after Canadian Simon Whitfield. “Right now I’m ecstatic to get two medals,” Docherty said, “but I’m sure as time goes by it’s going to eat away at me that [elusive] gold medal. I guess the positive side of it is it’s going to keep me in the sport for another four years. I love this sport, it’s a great bunch of people and so I’ll be back.” New Zealand-born Matt Reed, who raced for the United States, finished 32nd, two places ahead of his brother Shane, who was competing for New Zealand.