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Botany and Ormiston Times : Botany and Ormiston Times Thursday March 5 2015
HIGH-PROFILE COACH Black Sticks women’s player Shiloh Gloyn has been appointed to lead the Botany Downs Secondary College’s boys’ hockey team. 28 — Botany and Ormiston Times, Thursday, March 5, 2015 www.times.co.nz GET 50% OFF YOUR FIRST 6 MONTHS WHEN YOU JOIN LES MILLS HOWICK FOR 12 MONTHS OR MORE. * Les Mills Howick 100 Whitford Road, Howick Join now at lesmills.co.nz/howick Or call 0800 LES MILLS 127838 �� PAGE 26 BY DANIEL SILVERTON ■ CAMERON Brown is, as always, the man to beat in this Saturday’s Kellogg’s Nurti-Grain Ironman New Zealand race in Taupo. Brown, of Botany, is the number one seed for the 3.8-kilometre swim, 180km cycle and 42km run event, which he has won a record 10 times. “I haven’t had that seeding for a couple of years,” Brown says. “But it doesn’t mean too much on race day.” The 42-year-old has had a superlative last 12 months to earn the favourite’s tag. Last year, he became the oldest male to win an Ironman, when he triumphed in Cairns by three minutes. Last month, he was third in the Port of Tauranga Half and Auckland 70.3 races, cementing his place as the lead contender for Taupo. “I’m happy with the form and looking forward to Saturday,” he says. “I want to go down to Taupo, giveitagoodshotandseeifIcan take the title again. “I feel pretty confident. “ The last few races have been solid against top class fields and have been good performances.” Brown was putting the finishing touches on his preparation when the Times spoke to him earlier this week. “ The last three months have been perfect with the weather so it’s been very easy to train for this one, that’s for sure,” he says. “ The last couple of weeks I’ve been doing a lot of motor pacing and trying to get the leg speed happening. “It’s just the usual grind that you need to put in for an Ironman.” Fellow Kiwi Terrenzo Bozzone is the second seed, with few other challengers to Brown’s goal of racking up title number 11. “ Terrenze is the main threat,” he says. “ There isn’t the normal strong field we’ve had in the last couple of years.” The Melbourne and South Africa Ironmans later this month, both doubling as regional championships, has impacted on the calibre of entries. “It’s a crowded schedule in March. “ There will still be a lot of guys out there performing well and pushing me,” says Brown. Third seed is Briton Joel Jameson, who has a bunch of top five finishes at Ironman races while Nick Baldwin, of Seychelles, is seeded fourth on the back of his podium at Ironman Australia last year amidst a number of top-10 placings. Since his last victory in 2011, Brown has finished in third twice, and was runner- up to Estonia’s Marko Albert in 2014. MULTISPORT Brown is one to beat Cameron Brown is the number one seed for this Saturday’s New Zealand Ironman Cameron Brown on the bike leg of last year’s Ironman New Zealand, in Taupo. TimesphotoDanielSilverton Ryan Fox Times photo Daniel Silverton Fox climbs rankings RYAN Fox’s win in the Queensland PGA Championship, as reported in the Times last week, has lifted him 60 places in the official world golf rankings. Fox, of Beachlands, is now New Zealand’s highest ranked male golfer, just outside the top 200 at number 203. Fox overtook Danny Lee as top Kiwi on the rankings, and is a timely fillip ahead of the Holden NZ PGA Championship starting today at the Remuera Golf Club. Meanwhile, Botany’s Munchin Keh has finished in a tie for 22nd at the ISPS Handa New Zealand Women’s Open. Keh had solid rounds of 70, 72 and 71 on the par-72 Clearwater course in Christchurch to be three under par for the tournament that finished on Sunday. The 22-year-old was third amongst the four amateurs who made the cut. World number one Lydia Ko claimed her second NZ Open title by four shots at 14-under with scores of 70, 61, and 71.
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