Docherty, a three-time Olympian, crossed the finish line in 3 hours, 56 minutes, 25 seconds — just two minutes, 10 seconds back of winner Sebastian Kienle of Germany [3:54:35]. Kienle’s time was a course record.
Craig Alexander of Australia took second [3:55:36].
The 70.3 consists of a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike and a 13.1-mile run.
Santa Cruz resident Paul Matthews also competed, coming in 21st place [4:17:04].