Lucy Charles-Barclay

“I love the long distance format and seeing where the limits are of what is possible and what the human body is capable of.”

Birth

15 / 09 / 93

Weight

58 kg/ 128 lbs

Height

170 cm/ 5 ftin

Stats

BIRTHPLACE: Enfield, England

RESIDENCE: Hatfield (Hertfordshire)

STARTED TRIATHLON: 2013

PROFESSIONAL SINCE: 2016

COACH: Dan Lorang | Reece Barclay

ATHLETE CHARITY:  Pho3nix Foundation

Wins

Ironman Three-time Vice Ironman World Champion
Ironman Ironman 70.3 World Champion
1st Trophy Two-time Ironman South African Champion
Challenge Roth 2019 Challenge Roth Champion
1st Trophy Three-time The Challenge Championship winner

Bio

Ironman 70.3 World Champion, and aspiring Sub8 athlete Lucy Charles-Barclay has withdrawn from the Pho3nix Sub8 Project, powered by Zwift due to a hip and femur injury that requires immediate attention involving 4-6 weeks of complete rest.

On behalf of the entire family at MANA and the Pho3nix Foundation, we wish Lucy all the very best for a swift recovery and return to racing in 2022.

“We are extremely disappointed with the announcement, but our priority is always athlete safety and well-being. ” says Chris McCormack, Pho3nix Foundation board member and CEO of Mana Sports and Entertainment.

 “I honestly believe Lucy was in the type of form to not just go Sub8 but close to the men’s 7.26 benchmark. We wish her a speedy recovery and look forward to having her in the commentary booth with us on our history-making race day.”

Lucy will still attend the event, providing expert commentary and will be engaged in many other aspects of the historic project.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • IRONMAN Lanzarote

    MAY 2016

    A podium in the Canary Islands marked Lucy’s professional debut after a short but successful amateur career.

    Time: 10:10:13
    Position: 3

  • IRONMAN LANZAROTE

    MAY 2016

    A return to the Spanish island and higher honours – Her first iron distance victory coming via a bike course record (5:23:29).

    Time: 9:35:40
    Position: 1

  • IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, KONA, HAWAI`I

    OCTOBER 2017

    Two years after winning her age group as an amatuer, Lucy returned to Kona as a professional and finished second overall.

    Time: 8:59:38
    Position: 2

  • IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, KONA, HAWAI`I

    OCTOBER 2018

    Another year, another 2nd place at the World Championships. This time though, Lucy took more than 20 minutes off her time and broke the 19-year-old swim course record.

    Time: 8:36:34
    Position: 2

  • IRONMAN AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

    APRIL 2019

    Lucy’s first big milestone in a very successful 2019 was a African title defence, booking her place in Kona once again.

    Time: 8:35:31
    Position: 1

  • CHALLENGE ROTH

    JULY 2019

    On one of the fastest courses on the calendar, Lucy records her best iron distance time and takes the win despite a self-confessed tough race.

    Time: 8:31:09
    Position: 1

  • IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, KONA, HAWAI`I

    OCTOBER 2019

    After leading for over seven and a half hours, Lucy is passed by Germany’s Anne Haug in the Energy Lab section of the run, with just 10 miles remaining.

    Time: 8:46:44
    Position: 2

  • IRONMAN 70.3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ST. GEORGE

    SEPTEMBER 2021

    Recording the fastest swim, bike, and run splits of the day, Lucy dominates the field to put a much-awaited world title under her belt.

    Time: 4:00:20
    Position: 1

proudly raising money for the Pho3nix Foundation

Athlete News

A YEAR OF TWO SEASONS FOR LUCY CHARLES-BARCLAY

A YEAR OF TWO SEASONS FOR LUCY CHARLES-BARCLAY

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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