GSF Ambassador Lucy Charles-Barclay crowned Ironman World Champion

GLL Sport Foundation Ambassador Lucy Charles-Barclay set a new course record as she won the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii for the first time this weekend!

Since her debut in Kona as a pro back in 2017, Lucy has had tremendous success at the Ironman World Championship, but she fell just short of the win in each of her four races on Hawaii’s Big Island. She put all of those near-misses behind her on Saturday as she pieced together a perfect race and etched her name in the Ironman history books once and for all. Lucy crossed the finish line in a time of eight hours 24 minutes 31 seconds and is also the first woman to lead the event from start to finish.

"It's taken me five attempts and I've finally done it," said Charles-Barclay. "I don't think it's sunk in whatsoever, but I'm just over the moon."

Lucy is just the third Briton to win the Ironman World Championship after Leanda Cave and Chrissie Wellington. Her time eclipsed the previous course record held by five-time winner Daniela Ryf of Switzerland since 2018 by one minute and 47 seconds.

A huge congratulations to Lucy from everyone here at GSF!