Terenzo Bozzone

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Terenzo Bozzone
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Terenzo Bozzone being interviewed in the Philippines in 2009
Medal record
Competitor for  New Zealand
Men's triathlon
Ironman 70.3
Gold 2008 Elite
Silver 2013 Elite
Men's athletics
Oceania Championships
Silver 2002 Christchurch 5000 m

Terenzo Bozzone (born 1 March 1985) is a professional triathlete from New Zealand who races primarily in long distance, non-drafting events. He is the winner of the 2008 Ironman 70.3 World Championship.

Athletic career[edit]

Bozzone was born in South Africa and moved to New Zealand with his family as a young boy. He was a talented athlete at school winning many national titles in a variety of disciplines including cross country running, cycling, swimming and multisport. After finishing school he focused on multisport and won the 2001 & 2002 Junior Men's Elite Duathlon World Championship and the 2002 & 2003 Junior Men's Elite Triathlon World Championship.[1]

Bozzone holds the current course record for the Wildflower Triathlon set in 2006. Bozzone completed the half-Ironman distance in 3 hours, 53 minutes and 43 seconds, beating the previous record by 6 minutes.

In 2008, Bozzone capped off a successful year by winning the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Clearwater, Florida setting a then course record of 3:40:10.[2] Bozzone then spent the next couple of years battling an Achilles tendon injury.[3] In 2013, he capped off a good season of racing with a second place finish at 2013 Ironman 70.3 World Championships.[4][5]

Terenzo Bozzone, at the 2008 Ironman 70.3 World Championships

Achievements in other sports[edit]

He also represented his country successfully in athletics.

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  New Zealand
2002 Oceania Championships Christchurch, New Zealand 2nd 5000 m 15:05.80 min

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Terenzo Bozzone Profile Page". International Triathlon Union. Retrieved 24 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Tomalin, Terry (9 November 2008). "New Zealand's Terenzo Bozzone smashes course record to win Ironman World Championship 70.3 in Clearwater". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 24 June 2010. 
  3. ^ Hichens, Liz (13 May 2013). "Terenzo Bozzone, Mary Beth Ellis On Top At 70.3 Florida". Triathlete.com. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  4. ^ Carlson, Timothy (6 September 2013). "Las Vegas Men’s Favorites". Slowtwitch.com. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "2013 Results: Las Vegas". World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 

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