19 Jan 2014

Wins for Frodeno, Morrison in Auckland 70.3

12:26 pm on 19 January 2014

The German Jan Frodeno has won the Auckland half Ironman race.

Frodeno, the gold medallist in the triathlon at the Beijing Olympics, won in a total time of three hours, 45 minutes and 40 seconds.

Australian Richie Cunningham was second, a minute 42 behind while New Zealand's Terrenzo Bozzone was third, just 11 seconds further back.

Bozzone beat fellow local Bevan Docherty by another 11 seconds and says he's just happy to finish in the top three for the 18th straight race he's finished.

The women's 70.3 was won by Catriona Morrison of Great Britain from Australian Annabel Luxford in a time of four hours 14 minutes and 42 seconds.

New Zealander Jo Lawn was third.

The race doubles as the Asia/Pacific Championships.