9 Sep 2013

Bozzone second in Las Vegas

10:57 am on 9 September 2013

The New Zealand triathlete Terenzo Bozzone has finished second in the Half Ironman World Championships in Las Vegas.

Bozzone, the 2008 world champion, rode strongly in the main chase group and pushed hard on the run, breaking clear of Beijing Olympic champion Jan Frodeno of Germany on the first of three laps on the run.

German Sebastian Kienle repeated his solo victory of last year, pushing clear on the bike and holding on to win by two minutes from Bozzone with Australian Joe Gambles third a further minute behind.

Australian Melissa Hauschildt was in a class of her own to win the women's title, repeating her maiden victory in 2011.