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After a great deal of success as a swimmer for England, she first made her debut in the triathlon in 2014.
Charles was born north of London, England. When Charles was 8 years old, she started swimming. A year later she was beating other swimmers that were three or four years older than her. She convinced her coaches to let her compete in events such as the 200-meter butterfly. By the age of 16 she was a national champion. In 2010, there was a test event in which Charles competed, she finished as the top competitor from Great Britain -in 16th place. She was 17 at the time and it was her first ever 10K swim. In 2011, Charles figured there would be an even harder event for her to compete in. That year, the Olympic Games 2012 were hosted in London, and the 10K open-water swim, which is seen as the marathon in swimming, was part of it for the second time.
For the 2012 Olympics, Charles' biggest competitior was Keri-Anne Payne, who had already won an Olympic silver medal at the open water debut in 2008. Although Charles was doing really well on the build up towards the Olympics it wasn’t enough to be selected. Britain had only one slot, which went to Payne. Charles who was still a teenager at the time was so devastated, that at some point in 2013 she lost the motivation to only keep swimming for the next Olympic opportunity in 2016.
In 2014, at age 19, she started her first triathlon. At the time Charles had no experience of competitive running or cycling. In her second year, in 2015, Charles not only qualified for the World Championships but won in her age-group. In the same year, she became U23 World Champion in Ironman 70.3. In 2016 she became a professional triathlon athlete.
In May 2017, Charles won Ironman Lanzarote. Furthermore she also won the Challenge Family's The Championship. She also won a second place at the Ironman European Championships. She won the swim in that race in 48:29 minutes and finished the race only 4 minutes behind winner Sarah Crowley. At the Ironman World Championship in October 2017, she again landed a second place behind four time World Champion Daniela Ryf.
In April 2018, at Ironman South Africa, Charles won her second Ironman race. In the same year she again won Challenge's The Championship. In September, she came second at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships. At the 2018 Ironman World Championship in October she again landed in second place behind Daniela Ryf and broke the swim record with 48:13 minutes. Her overall time of 8:36:24 is the second fastest in race history.
In 2019, Charles won Challenge Roth and the European Ironman Championships with her personal record of 8:31:09 hours for the entire race.
Lucy was born in Hoddesdon but later moved to London where she was raised.
Currently, Lucy Charles is 29 years, 2 months and 12 days old. Lucy Charles will celebrate 30th birthday on a Friday 15th of September 2023. Below we countdown to Lucy Charles upcoming birthday.