Hamish Carter

Hamish Clive Carter ONZM (born 28 April 1971 in Auckland)[1] is a New Zealand triathlete. He won the gold medal in triathlon at the 2004 Summer Olympics, his second Olympic games. Carter also competed on the International Triathlon Union World Cup circuit as a professional for many years, culminating in a silver medal in 2006 before announcing his retirement early in 2007. During his career he won twelve ITU world cup races.

Hamish Carter
Hamish Carter 2008 (cropped).jpg
Carter in 2008
Personal information
Born (1971-04-28) 28 April 1971 (age 50)
Auckland, New Zealand
CountryNew Zealand
Retired6 March 2007

Carter attended Auckland Grammar School where he was a successful rower, competing twice in the Maadi Cup.[2]

Carter winning the 2005 Chicago triathlon

Carter won the bronze medal in triathlon at the 2002 Commonwealth Games and then went on to win the triathlon gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics, defeating fellow New Zealander, Bevan Docherty. Carter's time was 1:51:07.73, less than eight seconds faster than Docherty's. On 3 September 2006 in Lausanne, Carter won silver at the World Championships after finishing 17 seconds behind Tim Don. In October 2006, Hamish Carter won the Xterra World Championship in Maui, Hawaii defeating a field of more experienced off-road triathletes.

On 6 March 2007 he announced his retirement.[3][4]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Hamish Carter". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020.
  2. ^ Taylor, P. (2007). Get Carter: The Hamish Carter Story, page 28. Auckland: Hachette Livre NA Ltd.
  3. ^ Olympic champion Carter retires BBC Sport
  4. ^ Docherty hopes to carry on from Carter Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine NewstalkZB
Preceded by
New Zealand's Sportsman of the Year
Succeeded by