Terenzo Bozzone and Gina Crawford claim IRONMAN 70.3


Oakley’s New Zealander Terenzo Bozzone is back and showing that with full force by winning at IRONMAN 70.3 Brazil in Penha, in the State of Santa Catarina. Bozzone, has suffered with lower leg injuries for a long time which stopped him from competing in Kona last year, though it seems he is feeling better when he recorded a winning margin of 1:06 over Brazil’s veteran racer Fabio Carvalho and 1:08 over, Igor Amorelli. Santiago Ascenco from Brazil and Argentina’s Lucas Cocha rounded out the top five in Brazil.

Moving from Brazil to Austria had Oakley’s Kiwi Gina Crawford take the win at the IRONMAN 70.3 Austria. The funny thing is that Gina ended up in Austria by coincidence and left with her first IRONMAN 70.3 win under her belt.
“I actually wanted to race in Germany, but then I got sick. Then our baby got sick, and I had to sit out. I really don’t like to be sick, but this time it made me come to Austria to do one more race before Kona. I guess it worked out pretty well,” said Crawford, who won in 4:13:24, with a narrow margin of only 43 seconds to German Sonja Tajsich. “I could literally feel Sonja’s breath on my neck, but I managed to hold on to my lead and, two kilometers before the finish line, I figured that I might get away with the win here.”


Neil Sutton


August 27, 2012