Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Terenzo Bozzone & Kate Major Rock Boise

Terenzo Bozzone, NZL, and Kate Major, AUS, celebrated victory at the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Boise Triathlon, presented by Ford. Bozzone, ranking among the top ten at the 2006 and 2007 Ford Ironman World Championship 70.3, demonstrated his continued skill at this distance, with an overall time of 3:53:28. Major, with wins on the Ironman and 70.3 circuit as well as top-five finishes at the Ford Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, claimed the women's title with a time of 4:24:44.

While Bozzone led out of the water, multiple Ironman champion, Chris Lieto, dominated the bike course beginning at approximately mile 15. Lieto held the lead on the bike until Bozzone ran him down during the half-marathon run. In third place was Joe Gambles, who splits his time between Melbourne, AUS, and Boulder, Colo., coming over the line at 3:55:54.

Top five professional men's results are as follows:

1. Terenzo Bozzone 3:53:28
2. Chris Lieto 3:55:44
3. Joe Gambles 3:55:54
4. Leon Griffin 3:57:18
5. Jordan Rapp 4:01:45

Major performed with a solid swim time of 30:09 and a blistering bike split of 2:27:43. After an impressive bike, Major positioned herself ahead of second-place finisher, Desiree Ficker who was several minutes back. Finishing in third today was Heather Wurtele, a top-five finisher at last year's Barclay's North Ironman 70.3 event, with a finish time of 4:31:47.

Top five professional women's results are as follows:

1. Kate Major 4:24:44
2. Desiree Ficker 4:31:20
3. Heather Wurtele 4:31:47
4. Linsey Corbin 4:34:17
5. Katie Ellis 4:36:33

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