Terenzo came to the team as an experienced racer with a Ironman 70.3 world title in his resume and one of the most balanced triathlon skill sets in the game. Team Director Chris McCormack said of this huge talent from New Zealand: “Terenzo is the racer this team needs. He has an enormous racing temperament and the ability to back up week-in and week-post race. He has an amazing ability to focus and recover, and a personality that is imperative in a team environment. This is a skill set not many athletes have, and in a global team especially in the endurance world this is the type of athlete who is very valuable.”
Terenzo won the first ever race for Bahrain Endurance 13 in Dubai in February 2015, and for this will always be the first athlete to win in team colors.
He has always been gifted with amazing raw speed and an incredible bike power. Terenzo tends to shine off consistent racing, like a GC rider in the Bahrain Merida Team who finds peak form by racing stage races. Look for him to be devastating in his second or third race of a five-race block.
Terenzo won his first Ironman title in 2016 in Western Australia after spending the year working with team member and World Champion Jan Frodeno. He went on to post the fastest time ever in the southern hemisphere for an Ironman and destroyed the course record. Seven days later in typical Terenzo style, he went on to dominate the Ironman 70.3 Middle East Championships with an incredible win in Bahrain. Terenzo is a crowd favorite in Bahrain with his friendly manner and off-the-front racing style.
In 2017, Terenzo had a breakthrough year in Kona, Hawaii finishing sixth place in the World Championship and setting himself up as one of the true favorites for the 2018 event. His end-of-season rampage showed what true range and class he had as an athlete, with a tight finish in the super sprint Island House Triathlon, a defense of his Ironman Western Australia title, and then a domination of the Bahrain Ironman 70.3 event, just losing out in the final few kilometres of the run.