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Lucy Charles barclay


Born in UK, Enfield.


Age 8 - Started Swimming at Hoddesdon S.C.


Age 9 - Won the County Swimming Champs, Hertfordshire.


Age 11 - Finalist in the 200m Butterfly Southern Counties Championships, Crystal Palace.


Age 12 - National Champs 800m & 200m Freestyle, Ponds Forge Sheffield.


Age 16 - Regional Champion for 200m, 400m, 800m & 1500m freestyle, Norwich.

Age 16 - National Champion 5km Open Water, Rother Valley.


Met Reece Barclay whilst training with Hatfield Elite Swim Squad, Hertfordshire Uni.

August - Competed in the Olympic Test Event 10km Open Water, Hyde Park.


March - Swam the 5th fastest all time British Short Course 1500m freestyle at 16:15

April - London 2012 Olympic trials, finalist in 800m freestyle, Stratford.


March - 4th place British Championships 1500m freestyle, Leeds.

June - Works in Marketing department at Paradise Wildlife Park, Broxbourne.

August - Signs up for Ironman UK and starts to train for triathlon.


April - Becomes a Personal Trainer and sets up company Pulse Fitness Personal Trainers

with partner Reece.

July - Competes in first ever Ironman, finishes 2nd in AG.


June - Wins 18-24 AG at Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire.

July - Wins 18-24 AG at Ironman UK.

August - Wins 18-24 AG at 70.3 World Championships, Zell am See.

October - Wins 18-24 AG at Win Ironman World Championships, Kona Hawaii.


Applies for Pro licence and is initially refused by Brit Tri, only to be given on a trial basis.

May - Comes 3rd at her first pro race : Ironman Lanzarote. 

June - Finishes 4th at Ironman Staffordshire but was unable to race for the rest of the season due to a stress fracture in the Femur.


January - Finishes 10th at Ironman 70.3 Dubai.

April - Finishes 2nd by 6 seconds at Challenge Gran Canaria. 

April - Decides to go full time pro and stops working as a personal trainer.

May - Wins Ironman Lanzarote and breaks bike course record.

June - Wins the inaugural Challenge The Championship, for the first time.

July - Finished 2nd at Ironman Frankfurt and qualifies for World Champs in Kona.

October - Comes 2nd to Daniela Ryf at the Ironman World Championship on pro debut.


April - Wins Ironman African Championship, validates her slot for the World Champs.

June - Wins Challenge The Championship for the second time.

October - Finishes 2nd at the Ironman World Championship and breaks the 19 year old swim course record.

December - Marries Reece Barclay, and becomes Lucy Charles-Barclay.


April - Defends her winning title at the Ironman African Championship and validates her slot for the World Champs in Kona.

June - Wins Challenge The Championship for the third year in a row.

June - Wins Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire and validates for the 70.3 Worlds in Nice.

September - Finishes 5th at Ironman 70.3 World Champs. Nice, France.

October - Finishes 2nd at Ironman World Champs. Kona, Hawaii.


March - Finishes 2nd at Challenge Miami
April - Finishes 2nd at the SuperLeague Arena Games, London
April - Finishes 2nd at the GB Olympic swimming trials 1500m in time 16:46.
June - Finishes 5th at WTCS Leeds 
June - Wins PTO race at Eton Dorney 
June - Wins 70.3 European Champs in Elsinore (new course record in every discipline and overall)
August - Wins the Collin’s Cup as part of Team Europe
September -  Wins Ironman 70.3 World Champs, her first world champion title
September - Competes in SuperLeague Traithlon Malibu as part of Team Sharks
October - Completes London Marathon in time 2:47.53


March - Diagnosed with hip stress fracture 

August - Wins Long Course World Champs in her comeback race: Samorin, Slovakia

September - Finishes 3rd at the PTO US Open in Dallas

October - Finishes 2nd at Ironman World Champs. Kona, Hawaii.

October - Finishes 4th at the Ironman 70.3 World Champs. St George, Utah.


May - Finishes 3rd at the PTO European Open in Ibiza

May - Finishes 2nd at Ironman 70.3 Kraichgau

May - Diagnosed with a torsion fracture in third metatarsal 

August - Finishes 5th at the PTO Asian Open in Singapore

October - Becomes the 2023 Ironman World Champion  

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