It was a British sweep on the podium of IRONMAN® Lanzarote this 20th May 2017 and 24-year-old Lucy Charles was on the top step! She came to the competition as the “one to beat” and she did not deceive her fans! All the conditions were perfect on the Spanish Island: the sunny track, the good wind and the ambiance.
LUCY CHARLES, QUEEN OF LANZAROTE 2017 IN COMPRESSION CLOTHING
COMPRESSPORT® teammate since 2016, Lucy exited from the swim race at the 6th place, with a time of 47.06, only 8 seconds behind the fastest male swimmer! The adrenaline rushed on and Lucy needed no more to stay focused and post a new bike course record at 05:23:29.
Since her first participation on IRONMAN® Lanzarote in 2016 where she finished 3rd, Lucy CHARLES has progressed like no other and on the 2017 edition she had only one goal: mark the minds of all! With a dominant gap between her and the next fast contender, Lucy tactically slowed down the pace on the marathon run, eased herself in a good rhythm and took control from the front. Her already-gained lead was never threatened though she did not finish her run first.
This 22nd of May 2017 would be her day and she was determined to be Queen of the day! At 9:35:40 she takes the biggest victory of her young career. In her compression clothing, particularly her COMPRESSPORT® R2V2 calf sleeves, the win was inevitable.
The British Podium also included Corinne ABRAHAM (2nd) and Lucy GOSSAGE (3rd).
EMMA PALLANT, THE OTHER BRITISH POWERHOUSE
On one of Europe`s up-and-coming triathlon hotspots came Emma PALLANT who after her tremendous win on the Gran Canaria Challenge and her 2nd place on Ironman® 70.3 Mallorca, wanted to play it fast and strong in Barcelona.
Exiting the water in 4th place, she got on her bike and fought back for no less but the 2nd place. Foot down, she went on to grasp one big win, putting 3 minutes between her and runner-up Natalie Seymour.