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Jo Lawn is going back to basics in her quest to become the most successful woman in the history of Port of Tauranga Half.
Lawn will become the first woman to win the title four times with victory in Saturday’s 23rd running of one of the country’s most enduring and endearing triathlons.
After a helter-skelter 2011, Lawn has returned to basics with a long base training phase and a less complicated approach to the sport.
Following her win at Mt Maunganui last year, Lawn went on to finish third at Ironman New Zealand after she spent more than 15 minutes changing a puncture.
She moved direction to concentrate on the 70.3 circuit, winning three times and producing an outstanding fifth at the world championships in Las Vegas.
Read more: Nzherald.co.nz