New Zealand Ironman champion Cameron Brown has led a strong Kiwi charge at the Noumea International Triathlon in New Caledonia, finishing second behind defending champion Aaron Farrow of Australia.
The standard distance event was Brown's first event since the New Zealand Ironman in March.
Also in the top ten for New Zealand were Ryan Sissons in 5th, Tama Christensen in 6th and seasoned campaigner Stephen Sheldrake in 7th.
Meanwhile Terenzo Bozzone has had a disappointing race at the Wildflower Half Ironman event in California, finishing in 8th place, over ten minutes behind winner Andy Potts (USA). Bozzone won the rich and popular event in 2006 and is building towards a first ever tilt at the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii later this year.