Terenzo Bozzone being interviewed in the Philippines in 2009
|Competitor for New Zealand|
|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.
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.
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. Bozzone then spent the next couple of years battling an Achilles tendon injury. In 2013, he capped off a good season of racing with a second place finish at 2013 Ironman 70.3 World Championships.
Achievements in other sports
He also represented his country successfully in athletics.
|Representing New Zealand|
|2002||Oceania Championships||Christchurch, New Zealand||2nd||5000 m||15:05.80 min|
- "Terenzo Bozzone Profile Page". International Triathlon Union. Retrieved 24 June 2010.
- 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.
- Hichens, Liz (13 May 2013). "Terenzo Bozzone, Mary Beth Ellis On Top At 70.3 Florida". Triathlete.com. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
- Carlson, Timothy (6 September 2013). "Las Vegas Men’s Favorites". Slowtwitch.com. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
- "2013 Results: Las Vegas". World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
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