Bozzone takes Second Win in Two Weekends
Terenzo Bozzone (NZL) flew into Argentina for the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Bariloche fresh off his record setting win last weekend at home at IRONMAN New Zealand. The Kiwi was at the front of the race for much of the swim and bike with Igor Amorelli (BRA) and former pro cyclist Kennett Peterson (USA). With the culmination of a blistering IRONMAN in his legs in addition to the travel to Argentina, there had to be a question of the wheels falling off his race at some juncture—especially on the run.
With the three men starting the run within nine seconds of each other, you know Amorelli and Peterson were hoping for Bozzone to start show signs of his hectic week. Unfortunately, what they got was a front row seat to the running prowess of Bozzone. The Kiwi laid down the fastest run of the day, defying logic to claim the win.
Alicia Kaye (CAN) put in a solid performance on the swim and the bike and was accompanied by Dede Griesbauer (USA) as the pair built up a seven-minute advantage on Pamella Olivieira (BRA) coming off the bike. It was good thing Kaye had some time banked, as Oliveira tore through the course and managed to run over six minutes faster than Kaye and eventfully ran her way into second. Oliveira would come up short catching Kaye who hoisted the finish line banner with less than a minute buffer.
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