5 Oct 2018
Aloha Vision, road to Kona - Terenzo Bozzone
Terenzo Bozzone is a professional triathlete from New Zealand who races primarily in Ironman 70.3 and Ironman long distance, non-drafting events. He is a 5 x World Champion, which includes his title at the 2008 Ironman 70.3 World Championship.
Bozzone was born on the 1st March 1985 in South Africa and moved to New Zealand with his family as a young boy. He has 22 national titles in a variety of disciplines including cross-country running, cycling, swimming and multisport. After finishing school he focused on multisport and won the 2001 & 2002 Junior Men’s Elite Duathlon World Championship and the 2002 & 2003 Junior Men’s Elite Triathlon World Championship.
Terenzo still holds the current course record for the prestigious Wildflower half-Ironman distance Triathlon set in 2006. Throughout Terenzo’s career he has won 37 international titles, which includes 23 Ironman 70.3 or half-Ironman distance triathlon titles.
Terenzo is also passionate about helping the youth and inspiring them to be the best they can be in life. He is an ambassador for Life Education and 0800 Whatsup Children’s Helpline, which helps and supports the youth of today,
Bozzone loves a good laugh, surfing, hanging out with friends and family during his down time.
Ultimately Terenzo has his sights set on winning the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. Unfortunately a terrible accident prevented him to take part to 2018 edition, but we are sure he will come back stronger than before and ready to realize his dream.
Participations at KONA IM World Championship: 5
Best result in KONA IM Wolrd Champioship: 6th in 2017
Pro Debut year: 2009 was his first time racing here on the big Island after winning the IM 70.3 world champs the previous year he decided to step up to the full distance.
Pro Wins: 4 x World Junior Triathlon/ Duathlon champion, IM 70.3 World Champion, over 50 international race victories including 33 x 70.3 / Half IM wins and 3 x Full IM wins
IM personal best: 7hr51min26seconds
Mantra: "Be the best you can be everyday"
Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand is where he has his home but he consider himself a bit of a nomad and has ties all over the world!
How did you decided to start competing in triathlon?
"I was a competitive breaststroke swimmer when I was 13 years old, that summer I was wakeboarding behind a boat, tried to do a back flip and I landed on my head bursting my ear drum. Unfortunately it didn’t heal as it should and operation after operation my ear is still a mess. After the initial Operation I was forced out of the water for a while, that’s when I started doing Duathlons and I just got hooked. When I was allowed to start swimming again I naturally progressed to Triathlon and have never looked back!"
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