Lucy Charles on her Kona podium: “I did not expect to do that!”

KAILUA KONA, HI - OCTOBER 14: Lucy Charles of Great Britain celebrates after finishing second during the IRONMAN World Championship on October 14, 2017 in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

“It was just a dream performance really!”

Great Britain’s Lucy Charles topped an already incredible 2017 season by taking second place – in a Sub-9 hour time – at the 2017 IRONMAN World Championship on Saturday in Kona. I spoke to the still only 24 year-old shortly after her brilliant day.

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