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Lucy Charles-Barclay -🏆Ironman 70.3 WORLD CHAMPION 2021

Lucy Charles-Barclay - 🏆Ironman 70.3 WORLD CHAMPION, 🥇Ironman 70.3 European Champion 2021

Episode 100: Lucy Charles-Barclay - Red Bull Athlete - Pro Triathlete - Part-time Mermaid

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Welcome to The Greg Bennett show, an AnyQuestion podcast hosted by Former Professional Olympic and World Champion Athlete Greg Bennett.

Greg chats with the world's greatest athletes and high performers to find out how they got to the top of the world and how they are able to sustain it.

This week’s episode is epic! Not only do we celebrate the 100th episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg also interviews 70.3 World Triathlon Champion, Lucy Charles-Barclay.

She is the current number 1 ranked Triathlete in the world, and the 2021 Ironman 70.3 World Champion.

Lucy is consistently on the podium in any race, any distance and format. Winning ironman’s and 70.3 Ironman’s all around the world, and finishing 2nd three times at the Ironman Kona World championships.

Lucy’s competitors know that when she’s on the start line it’s going to be flat out from the gun.

In her pursuit for greatness, she also remains down to earth, close to her family and friends … and always has a smile for the cameras.


07:59 - Even on break, Lucy continues to work hard and always seems very active.

09:25 - Lucy explains her training routine on any given Tuesday.

13:00 - Greg congratulates Lucy on her outstanding win at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in St George. Lucy steps through the race, starting with her expectations and mindset before the race.

  • Led out of the water by 1.30min

  • Fastest bike with a 2.14.58 by almost 3 minutes

  • Fastest run 1.18.47 by 30 seconds

  • Won with a 4.00.19 by 4.08.38

24:52 - Greg and Lucy discuss her gracious acceptance of a penalty at Challenge Miami.

28:18 - Greg asks Lucy what the sequence of events of bringing in Dan Lorang to coach was?

30:31 - Lucy discusses her desire to go to the Olympics for swimming and her WTS goals.

35:33 - June 2021 was a massive month for Lucy. Greg dives deep into her wins in the back end of the year.

  • Jun 13 – 1st Eton Dorney – Fastest swim and fastest run

  • Jun 27 – 1st IM 70.3 Elsinore – 3.59.56 – won by over 5 mins – Fastest swim, bike, and run

40:29 - Greg and Lucy … rewind the clock with some answers to these questions.

  • Where did passion for endurance sport begin?

  • When did Lucy realize she had some ability?

  • Why Triathlon?

  • Was there one moment when she went all-in?

  • Have you had moments of feeling like quitting?


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