Professional triathletes and Argonauts Terenzo Bozzone and Magali Tisseyre had a weekend crowned with success. The New Zealander won the honors of Challenge Taiwan, while the Canadian finished 2nd at St. Anthony’s triathlon.
Battle of Attrition
Under Taitung’s tropical conditions, the men’s event proved to be a battle between Australians and New Zealanders. After the 2-km swim, kiwi Dylan McNeice was in the lead with a gap of over a minute over his closest rivals and countrymen. Bozzone, however, was determined to get back on the saddle, and the bike ride was decisive to solidify the win.
“I made sure to keep the pressure on to cement the lead,” explains Bozzone. “It slowly grew through the 90km cycle to 8 minutes over the rest of the field. We were in a good position for a kiwi sweep!”
The five-time world champion Bozzone then reached his cruising speed in the run. He remained undisputed, heading into the win at 3:52:41.
Tisseyre Flies on Her Bike
Canada’s Magali Tisseyre also had a successful weekend at the St. Anthony’s Triathlon, in Florida. The Argonette impressed, coming into T2 third after a 22:17 swim. But Tisseyre literally had wings on her bike, where she had an excellent split of 1:01:14, and a 37:44 run, finally clinching second place at 2:03:03.
Terenzo Bozzone and Magali Tisseyre
Terenzo Bozzone has a gift: everything he touches turns to gold. Born in South Africa but raised in New Zealand, this 30-year old prodigy is a five times world triathlon champion, and his 2015 season debut is promising.
“Mighty Mags” was chosen as Triathlete Magazine's Ironman 70.3 Athlete of the Year for 2009 while still in her first year as a pro. The 33-year old triathlete has already reached the podium twice, with 3rd place finishes in 2009 and 2010.