Bozzone overcame a 10 seconds deficit on the swim leg, built a 3:14 lead with a by-far-best 1:57:33 bike split, and then held off strong runs to finish in 3:42:10 with a 2:25 margin of victory over Rodolphe Von Berg of the U.S., 3:19 over 3rd-place finisher Franz Loeschke of Germany, and 4:22 over 4th-place Michael Raelert of Germany.
Salthouse led the women’s swim with a 29:58 split, maintained a 2 seconds gap on Cave with a 3rd-best 2:17:35 bike split, and sealed the deal with a women’s-best 1:22:25 run to finish in 4:12:44 with a 4:43 margin of victory over Jennifer Spieldenner of the U.S. and 5:31 over 3rd-place Cave.
Two-time Ironman 70.3 World Champion Michael Raelert of Germany led the swim in 27:02 which gave him a 1 second lead on Manuel Küng of Switzerland, 5 seconds on Von Berg, 9 seconds on 2004 Olympic bronze medalist Sven Riederer of Switzerland, 10 seconds on Bozzone, 17 seconds on Loeschke, and 27 seconds on Ben Collins of the U.S.
Halfway through the tabletop-flat 56-mile bike leg, Bozzone carved out a 1:43 lead on Collins, 2:06 on Justin Rossi, 2:08 on Fernando Toldi, 2:35 on Von Berg, 2:51 on Küng, 2:55 on Riederer, and 2:57 on Loeschke and Raelert.
After his stellar 1:57:33 bike split, Bozzone had a 3:14 lead on Collins (2nd-best 2:00:31 bike split), 5:12 on Toldi (2:02:13 bike split), 5:13 on Von Berg, 5:16 on Riederer, 5:17 on Raelert, and 5:20 on Loeschke.
After 3.3 miles of the run, Bozzone increased his lead to 4:28 on Loeschke, 4:34 on Collins, 5:00 on Raelert, and 5:08 on Von Berg. After a 7th-best 1:15:00 half marathon, Bozzone gave back 2:28 to Von Berg’s 1:12:32 run and 2:02 to Loeschke’s 1:12:58 split but still had enough in the bank to cruise to a 2:35 margin of victory.
Terenzo rides Vision aerobars, wheels, cranks, and hydration systems.
City Bikes Ironman 70.3 Miami
October 23, 2016
S 1.2 mi. / B 56 mi. / R 13.1 mi.
1. Terenzo Bozzone (NZL) 3:42:10
2. Rodolphe Von Berg (USA) 3:44:45
3. Franz Loeschke (GER) 3:45:29
4. Michael Raelert (GER) 3:46:32
5. Sven Riederer (SUI) 3:49:14
Article courtesy of Timothy Carlson – Slowtwitch.com. You can check out the full article HERE!