Although, she would have preferred to take part in the PTO Collins Cup – a day before – Lucy Charles will finally return to racing on Aug. 21, as she plans to race the World Triathlon Long Distance Championship in Samorin, Slovakia. The World Champion Ironman 70.3 started the 2022 season struggling with an injury, which saw her miss the Ironman World Championship in St. George and the Pho3nix Sub8 project. Fortunately, the stress fracture that Charles sustained is healed, which means the British star athlete can toe the line again.
On Instagram, Charles shared the exciting news: “It’s time to pull the trigger… In just under two weeks, I’ll be kicking off my race season at the ITU long distance world champs in Samorin, Slovakia. It’s been a roller coaster ride to get to this point, but I’m finally ready to put on a race number and find out where I’m at. To everyone who has played a part in my return to racing, I can’t thank you enough. Whilst there are no expectations for this race, it will be nice to draw a line in the sand & get back to doing what I love most.
This year’s World Triathlon Long Distance Championship will take place over a different distance than usual: athletes will swim 2000 meters, bike 80 km and run 18 km, just like they do during the Collins Cup.