Olympian Lucy Buckingham (nee Hall) is known for being one of the fastest swimmers in the sport. She’s also proven herself to be one of the strongest cyclists too and can often be seen “encouraging” the pack along. She represented Team GB at the London 2012 Olympic Games aged just 20 and then went on to make the Commonwealth team for Glasgow 2014, where she broke away on the bike and led the race for periods of time before finishing 11th..
Lucy competed in her first triathlon at the age of eight. She joined swimming and running clubs so that she could improve her triathlon performances and won a number of titles as well as represented Leicestershire at national level in swimming.
She won the National Junior Aquathon when she was 13 and was selected to represent Great Britain in the European Youth Triathlon Championships in Italy, Finland and Spain where she took gold in 2006 and bronze in 2007 as part of relay teams.
Lucy made her senior debut in the ITU World Triathlon Series in 2011 – and exited the water first on three occasions (Hamburg, Lausanne and Yokohama). She was already well known in France, where she races in the French Grand Prix and is named “la Sirène” or “mermaid”.
Lucy has won European and world medals in Mixed Team Relay events at all levels from junior to senior, including winning the senior world title with Vicky Holland, Jonny Brownlee and Alistair Brownlee in Hamburg in 2014.
- Gold – ITU World Championships, Mixed U23 Team Relay, Edmonton, 2014 (with S Coldwell, C Perham & G Benson)
- Gold – ITU World Championships, Mixed Team Relay (senior), Hamburg, 2014 (with V Holland, J Bronwlee, A Brownlee)
- Gold – Pontevedra ETU Triathlon European Championships junior mixed relay 2011
- Silver – Limerick ETU European Duathlon Championships 2011