Lucy Charles dominates at Ironman Lanzarote

Brit Lucy Charles wins Ironman Lanzarote and comes within 11 minutes of breaking Paula Newby-Frazer’s course record from 1995.

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Conditions in Lanzarote might not have been as windy as previous years but the scorching sun and temperature of 26°C made the day challenging for many.

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Known for her fast swim, Lucy Charles was first out of the water and entered the bike leg with a healthy 5 minute lead over Kate Comber (GBR) and 8 minute lead over Saleta Castro (ESP). Defending champion Tine Holst (DNK) was 16 minutes down to Charles, and the race seemed over before it even began for the defending champion.

 

@lucycharles93 out swam most of the pro men this morning