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Kiwi Bozzone fourth at Ironman 70.3 worlds

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 4/09/2016

New Zealand's Terenzo Bozzone has finished strongly to place fourth at the Ironman 70.3 world championships in Mooloolaba on Australia's Sunshine Coast.

After coming off the bike in the lead group, Bozzone lost some ground early on the run, but fought back strongly to finish just 1min 37sec behind Australian winner Tim Reed. Reed out-sprinted two-time champion Sebastian Kienle of Germany over the final kilometre.

The injury-plagued Bozzone, 31, won the half-ironman distance world championship title in 2008 and was a silver medallist three years ago.

Of the other leading New Zealanders, Mark Bowstead finished 16th, Guy Crawford 18th, Mike Phillips 21st, Graham O'Grady 22nd and Matt Franklin 24th.

The women's race was won by Great Britain's Holly Lawrence, who broke away on the bike and remained clear on the 21.1km run.

The race comprised a 1.9km swim, 90km bike leg and 21.1km run.

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