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Terenzo Bozzone Talks About Rough Few Weeks Leading Up To 70.3 Worlds

Though Terenzo Bozzone looked confident on race day, he says the weeks leading up to the big day were a mental battle.

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New Zealand’s Terenzo Bozzone looked unstoppable on the run at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship last weekend and earned a second-place finish against a stellar field. Though Bozzone looked confident on race day, he says the weeks leading up to the big day were a mental battle. He chatted with Bob Babbitt and Paul Huddle about it on the latest episode of Competitor Radio:

“Three weeks ago I went across the country to race Timberman 70.3. After the swim about five to 10 miles into the bike I had nothing in the tank and I had to pull out. I knew I had been training OK. I was worried something was wrong and I was worried that maybe I don’t have it in me. I had a lot of doubts in my head for a little awhile, which is not a good place for an athlete to be. God bless her, my wife, she was back home in New Zealand and she saw where I was and she has her own handbag company and she had a two-week selling trip planned and as soon as I pulled out of the race she started changing it all around. She changed a two-week selling trip to four days and on the fifth day she was on a plane to America to help me out and be with me. It’s amazing to have someone like that in my corner.”

“Going into the race as soon as I thought about the field, it wasn’t a good place to be. I had to think about what I was going to get out of the race… and that’s the focus I kept and that’s what kept me sane.”

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