About Lucy

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.

Major results:
  • 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
Strength in triathlon: A lot of people would say my swim is my strength. But I think my strength is the combination of swim and bike.
How did you get in to triathlon: My dad introduced me to the sport when I was 8 years old. I competed in a fun kids triathlon that was the day before my dad competed in an olympic triathlon. Loved it ever since!
Ultimate goal in triathlon: I think the pinnacle of my sporting career would be to represent and win an Olympic gold medal for my country. But to win at a world championahips would amazing.
You can follow Lucy on Twitter @Lucy_Tri