Lucy Charles is a 24-year old professional triathlete who has literally burst onto the scene, seemingly out of nowhere, and is being called the next great female triathlete. Previously a high-level swimmer in the UK, she made her triathlon debut in 2014 as an amateur, winning her age group in Kona in 2015. She subsequently turned pro and has been shocking the world ever since. Charles won Ironman Lanzalote in 2017, she came second place to Daniela Ryf in the 2017 World Ironman Championship, with a personal best time of 8:59:48, and she won the Ironman African Championship in April 2018. Will she be able to unseat Ryf at Kona in 2018?
On this episode of the Triathlon Taren podcast, Taren and Lucy chat about her unexpected, meteoric rise to fame as a pro triathlete, the fact Daniela Ryf is considered impossible to beat, and how Lucy got into triathlon in the first place.