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: Reece Barclay

ATHLETE CHARITY:  TBC

Wins

Ironman Three-time Vice Ironman World Champion
Ironman Ironman 70.3 Vice 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

Lucy Charles-Barclay has had a meteoric rise to the top of long distance racing in just a few short years, and is now ranked among the biggest names in the sport.

After a 10-year competitive swimming career that culminated in winning an Olympic Trials final in the 10K open water category, she switched to long course triathlon.

As an age-group athlete she won both the 2015 Ironman 70.3 World Championship and Ironman World Championship, prompting the decision to turn professional.

In 2017 she finished second at the Ironman World Championship in her first year as a full-time professional. In Kona, she has obliterated the swim course record that had stood for 19 years, recorded the second-fastest ever bike split and overall course time, and never finished lower than second. All that before the age of 26 – and she’s still getting faster.

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

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