North Shore Times : January 18th 2013
www.northshoretimes.co.nz 5 NORTH SHORE TIMES, JANUARY 18, 2013 SPORT The Cut complementary o er applies to new subscribers only. All new and existing subscribers are automatically entered in the Queenstown PGA Championship trip draw -- to be drawn on February 4, 2013. O er ends February 1, 2013. Not available in conjunction with any other o er. Total subscription price is $101.40 for 12 months. For full terms and conditions visit sundaystartimes.co.nz/subscribe. SUBSCRIPTION OFFER To subscribe visit sundaystartimes.co.nz/subscribe OR call 0800 SUNDAY (786 329) Subscribe to the Sunday Star-Times today from just $1.95 per week and we'll send you a years subscription to The Cut magazine. Tee off your Sunday with Sunday Star-Times Go to sundaystartimes.co.nz/subscribe for prize details WINa trip to NZ PGA in Queenstown Subscribe & be in to Valued at $2,800 + Hometown champ a favourite Shore boy: Terenzo Bozzone is back near his best form heading into Sunday's Auckland Ironman event. Photo: CHRIS HILLOCK Former Ironman 70.3 world champion and North Shore resident Terenzo Bozzone is among the favourites for this weekend's Ironman 70.3 Auckland triathlon. The lure of competing in his home city and on the waterfront was a compelling factor in Bozzone's decision to sign up for the event, which also doubles as the official Asia Pacific Championships. I saw how successful the ITU Worlds were on the waterfront, and it will be great to race at home, some- thing I don't get to do very often in my career,'' he says. To be part of the first triathlon to ride over the har- bour bridge and to be running along the waterfront where ironman used to race years ago will be fantastic. This is the Asia Pacific Championships as well so it is a prestigious title I would like to win and also get some good qualifying points in place for the world champs.'' Late last year Bozzone had picked up four Ironman 70.3 victories in Brazil, Miami, Taiwan and in Australia along with a close second placing in Ireland in his final five races of the season. The glamour men's field includes 10-time Ironman New Zealand champion Cameron Brown, two-time Olympic medallist Bevan Docherty, ranked third in the world at this distance, and a swag of outstanding athletes from across the Tasman led by Australian champion Tim Berkel, Joe Gambles, Paul Ambrose, Luke Bell and Iron- man New Zealand runner-up Tim Reed who have won more than 50 times around the world at this distance. There are 1200 entries for the professional and age group racing which starts at 6.30am on Sunday with the winner expected at 10.15am and the final entrant by 3pm. The course comprises a 1.9km swim in the Viaduct Harbour, 90km bike over the Auckland Harbour Bridge to Albany and return with two shorter laps to St Heliers and back, and a two-lap run along the waterfront. Go to ironmanauckland.com for full details on the course, road closures affecting the course, best places to watch and park.
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