BIRTHPLACE: United Kingdom
RESIDENCE: Leeds, Yorkshire, UK
|Winner, 2021 Ironman South Africa|
|Winner, 2021 Ironman Mallorca|
|Ironman Florida Bike Course Record Holder|
|Ironman Mallorca Bike Course Record Holder|
|Qualified for both 2022 Ironman World Championships|
|AG Overall Champion, 2019 Ironman World Championship|
After a delayed start in the pro ranks due to lack of racing in a pandemic (as well as recovering from her own bout with COVID-19), Ruth Astle has broken through to take two full distance wins, two bike course records, and qualification for both Ironman World Championship races in 2022. Now ranked 30th in the world, Ruth is set to lend both her bike and run abilities toward the attempt for a woman to go Sub8.
The six-time Ironman Hawaii winner has calculated that the Pho3nix Sub8 Project, powered by Zwift will provide conditions for an even faster time than expected.
2022 will be a year of two seasons for Lucy Charles-Barclay. This first half aiming to defend her Ironman 70.3 world title, and then be the first to go Sub8. The second half, become the Ironman world champion in St. George and Kona, and perhaps get on the road to the Paris Olympics.
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