Motivational and inspiring speaker Hamish Carter is one of the world's most prominent triathletes over the last decade.
With his breakthrough 3rd placing in the 1993 ITU World Championships, Hamish has rarely finished outside the top ten in any race he has competed in. A remarkable feat in any sport. A consistent performer - his success as a triathlete is not based on any one single standout performance, but rather a persistent dedication that has kept him ranked among the top triathletes in the world, if not at the top, over the past few years.
The Aucklander held the world number one 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.
Hamish demonstrated that he has lost none of his drive with a hard-earned bronze medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester and a victory in the 2002 Oceania Championships.
In 2004, Hamish won the Men's Triathlon Gold Medal in Athens. Hamish won the three-discipline event in 1 hour 51 minutes and 7.73 seconds. His team mate Bevan Docherty won the silver 7.87 seconds behind while the bronze went to Swiss Sven Riederer, who finished 25.53 seconds after Hamish.
Hamish was awarded Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year Honours list of 2004/2005.
Hamish worked for Lion Nathan where he specialised in training the sales teams. He is a dynamic and engaging presenter.
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