Newly married Terenzo Bozzone will continue to come back from a couple of injury-plagued seasons at Ironman 70.3 Auckland, set for Jan. 20.
The 2008 70.3 world champion Terenzo Bozzone will race in next month’s inaugural Ironman 70.3 Auckland triathlon.
Bozzone, 27, joins a world-class line-up for the race which doubles as the official Asia Pacific Championships, one of the three major titles carrying crucial qualifying points for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship.
Bozzone said the lure of competing in his home city and on the waterfront was the major factor in his decision to race.
“I saw how successful the ITU worlds were on the waterfront and it will be great to race at home, something I don’t get to do very often in my career,” he said.
“To be part of the first triathlon to ride over the Harbour Bridge and to be running along the waterfront where Ironman used to race years ago will be fantastic.
“It is a prestigious title I would like to win and also get some very good qualifying points in place for the world championships later next year.”
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