The third Ironman 70.3 triathlon race of the weekend was the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Boise race in Boise, Idaho. Over 1,000 triathletes took on the 1.2 mile Swim, 56 mile Bike and 13.1 mile Run course.
Terenzo Bozzone of New Zealand and Kate Major of Australia claim the victories today in Boise at the inaugural running of the triathlon race. Terenzo lead out of the swim had to chase down Chris Lieto on the half marathon to claim the victory. Kate's overall solid performance on the course today lead her to victory over second place Desiree Ficker.
2008 Ironman 70.3 Boise Results:
|1 - Terenzo Bozzone||3:53:28||1 - Kate Major||4:24:44|
|2 - Chris Lieto||3:55:44||2 - Desiree Ficker||4:31:20|
|3 - Joe Gambles||3:55:54||3 - Heather Wurtele||4:31:47|
|4 - Leon Griffin||3:57:18||4 - Linsey Corbin||4:34:17|
|5 - Jordan Rapp||4:01:45||5 - Katie Ellis||4:36:33|
Bozzone, who is only 23 years old and just missed making the 2008 New Zealand Olympic team, starts a new racing chapter with today's race in Boise. It's his new focus with an ultimate goal.
"The plan for the year is to kick butt at the Half Ironman World Champs in November and everything up until then is focused on learning more about this distance of racing and figuring out where my limits are and how far I can push the boundaries before I pop."
This is the first of three Ironman 70.3 races he will race in the next few weeks. He will now focus on the Eagleman Ironman 70.3 and Ironman 70.3 Kansas races.
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