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Lucy Charles talks Olympic Games ambitions

Is the Olympic Games and short-course racing still a potential for twice IRONMAN World Championship runner-up, Lucy Charles? Find out her thoughts here...

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Lucy Charles at Sigma Sports

Last Wednesday night, Sigma Sports (www.sigmasports.com) bike store – in conjunction with Specialized bikes – hosted an In-Store with Lucy Charles evening.

It was standing room only as the popular two-time IRONMAN World Championship runner-up, answered questions from host Stuart Hayes and from the audience about her career, training, racing, equipment and more.

Lucy Charles at Sigma Sports February 2019

Once Lucy had finished with a vast number of selfies, autographs and more from the large crowd that had made their way to the impressive surroundings of the Hampton Wick store, I spoke to Lucy about her increased profile, her 2018 season including those World Championship Silver medals, taking a long off-season break and her racing plans for 2019.

I also wanted to follow up on an article we published in October last year, where Lucy said in a Zwift video feature, “I’ve definitely thought about doing the Olympic Distance… I’m definitely still young enough to have the speed for it… I haven’t ruled out the Tokyo Olympics”. Is the Olympic Games still in her thoughts?

I find out that Lucy won’t be appearing on the World Triathlon Series in the immediate future – but of Paris 2024, she says, “The Olympics is a race that I always wanted to do as a swimmer, so if I could get there in triathlon I’m definitely not ruling it out”. Check out the full interview here:

John Levison
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John Levison
TRI247's Chief Correspondent, John has been involved in triathlon for well over 30 years, 15 of those writing on these pages, whilst he can also be found commentating for events across the UK.
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