Charles-Barclay’s season was thrown into disarray in March after an MRI scan discovered a stress fracture in her left hip.
But she returned to action in style last month as she took the win at the World Triathlon Long Distance Championship in Slovakia, pipping fellow Brit Emma Pallant-Brown to first.
Her return from injury is set to continue in Dallas on Sunday 18 September as she goes head-to-head with a field of top athletes in their quest to take a chunk of the $1,000.000 prize purse.
The big question that’ll be on everyone’s lips after this race, however, is whether or not Charles-Barclay will be racing in the Ironman World Championship at Kona just three weeks later.
Speaking after the result at the World Triathlon Long Distance Championship she said she’d assess her plans with her team for the rest of the year, but that defending her world title at the Ironman 70.3 World Champs was something she’d definitely like to do.
Given she’s already qualified, could we see her on the Big Island for the Ironman World Championship, too?
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