13 Dec 2016
BOZZONE WINS BAHRAIN 70.3
“Woohoo, what a way to finish off 2016!!!
After a very tough day at the office I am elated to take out the Ironman 70.3 Bahrain Middle Eastern Championships, especially considering todays race was only 6 days after my first full distance Ironman victory in Busselton, Western Australia. I always wanted to stand on the start line to try and get enough points to cement my position for the Ironman 70.3 and Ironman World Championships. I knew my fitness and my head were in a great place but I was a little unsure if I had recovered enough from last weekends effort.
I had a good swim and was out the water with a very solid group of guys. My Heart rate was a little high and breathing labored but I knew I wanted to try and get away and try and build a good lead through the windy bike to give me a little buffer starting the run. I was pushing on the pedals pretty hard and finally broke away from the likes of Michael Realert, Steffen Justus, Sam Appleton and 4 other strong guys. Most of the first half was with a strong tailwind and I got through 50km in around 1hour but the real damage was done when the head wind kicked up. I managed to slowly build my lead to 4minute30seconds over Bahrain Endurance 13 team mate Sam Appleton and 5 minute on the rest of the chasers.