She wasn’t going to be racing at this weekend’s PTO Championship at Challenge Daytona anyway, but this probably wasn’t the way three-time Ironman runner-up Lucy Charles was planning on spending the next two weeks. The British star posted on her twitter account earlier today that she’s tested positive for the coronavirus COVID-19. Luckily enough, she has “zero symptoms so far.”
I’ve just tested positive for COVID-19. I have zero symptoms so far but I’ll be self isolating for the next two weeks. If anyone has any Netflix suggestions send them my way!??♀️ #COVID19
— Lucy Charles-Barclay (@LucyAnneCharles) November 30, 2020
Athletes in Daytona preparing for the $1.15 million PTO Championship will start their second round of COVID tests tomorrow – they were expected to have a test done before they travelled to the race, followed by the tests being done this week here at the event site.
The United Kingdom is in the midst of a four-week lockdown that began on November 5. To date the country has had 1,617,327 cases of the virus, with 58,245 deaths.
Charles-Barclay seems to be taking the news in stride – no surprises there as she is renowned in the triathlon world as a class act – and will hopefully remain symptom free and come out of the two-week self-isolation rested and ready for a big 2021 season. Based on this recent video posted on the Team Charles-Barclay YouTube channel, if she can manage to keep husband Reece out, she’ll have an awesome training space for when she can get back into training!