Terenzo Bozzone

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Terenzo Bozzone
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Terenzo Bozzone being interviewed in the Philippines in 2009
Medal record
Representing  New Zealand
Men's triathlon
Ironman 70.3
Gold medal – first place 2008 Elite
Silver medal – second place 2013 Elite
Men's athletics
Oceania Championships
Silver medal – second place 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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