Lucy Charles-Barclay ruled out of Sub8 attempt

Apr 1, 2022 | Pho3nix, Sub7 Sub8

Sydney, Australia – 31st March, 2022 – Ironman 70.3 World Champion and aspiring Sub8 athlete Lucy Charles-Barclay has withdrawn from the Pho3nix Sub8 Project, powered by Zwift due to a hip and femur injury that requires immediate attention involving 4-6 weeks of complete rest.

On behalf of the entire family at MANA and the Pho3nix Foundation, we wish Lucy all the very best for a swift recovery and return to racing in 2022.

“We are extremely disappointed with the announcement, but our priority is always athlete safety and well-being. ” says Chris McCormack, Phoenix Foundation board member and CEO of Mana Sports and Entertainment.

“I honestly believe Lucy was in the type of form to not just go Sub8 but close to the men’s 7.26 benchmark. We wish her a speedy recovery and look forward to having her in the commentary booth with us on our history-making race day.”

Lucy will still attend the event, providing expert commentary and will be engaged in many other aspects of the historic project.

Further updates about the Pho3nix Sub8 Project, Powered by Zwift will be made available in the coming week.

To find out more about the Pho3nix Sub7 and Pho3nix Sub8 Project Powered by Zwift, visit the official website at:


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