Tim Don: the man with the halo

I was in Kona last October when I heard that Tim Don (definitely a big favorite given his pedigree…) had crashed and was badly injured.

crash

Despite the terrible news, I remember seeing some photos (tweet, instagram or else…) of him smiling and looking confident to get back on the bike soon…(classic Tim Don style!)

https://www.slowtwitch.com/News/Tim_Don_hit_by_car_and_out_of_2017_IM_Kona_6606.html

How wrong could I be? He was seriously injured…like very seriously: BROKEN NECK!

tim don halo

Many articles with details of what  he did and how he chose to fix this injury….the hard way (to make sure he could – maybe – run in the future…)

Real Talent. Last week he ran 2:49 at the Boston Marathon (under terrible windy and pouring rainy conditions…So many DNFs this year!) as he had predicted (he was on a 2h40 pace and slowed down to make sure he would not blow up big times…good pacing).

Interview with TRI247 below. (photo credit TRI247)

https://www.tri247.com/triathlon-features/interviews/tim-don-talks-boston-marathon

Great to see ON RUNNING sticking with Tim on his way back to Ironman World Champ contester in 2018.

=> Watch out for the film coming out on May 28th 

 

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