Recent Triathlon News
Everyone knew Terenzo Bozzone was the favorite to run away with the Taupo Half Ironman Title this past week. But young gunner Matt Burgess, a fellow Kiwi (New Zealand native), had other plans. Despite a monster challenge from Burgess all throughout the race, Terenzo eventually came out on top, finishing the 2km swim, 90km ride and 21km run in 4:06:40 – a mere 16 seconds ahead for the victory.
She’s back. The Triathlon World was in shock when Chrissie Wellington dropped out of the Ironman World Championships in Kona this past October. But after emerging victorious at the Ford Ironman Arizona race this past week in Tempe – shattering the all-time Ironman World Record – she had one thing to say about it. “This was my Kona.” But it was much, much more. Wellington’s time of 8:36:13 set a new all-time Ironman world record and set her at the finish line 29 minutes ahead of runner-up Linsey Corbin. Her feat bested the previous World-Record Holder, Sandra Walllenhorst of Germany, who previously had held the record at 8:47:27.
It was a near perfect race day in Clearwater, Fla. this past weekend. If not the luxurious beachside conditions, certainly Michael Raelert’s Championship finish. Oakley’s Triathlete became the first person to defend a title at the Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3, pulling away from a talented field after falling behind Kyle Leto following the swim.