IRONMAN World Record holder Tim Don crashes out of IRONMAN World Championship
IRONMAN world record holder Tim Don has crashed out of the IRONMAN World Championship race happening this Saturday. The Briton was out training before the race and suffered a collision with a car which left him with a vertebrae fracture in his neck.
“Unfortunately I got hit by a car this morning and I have a fracture in my C2 vertebrae. The good news is I don’t need an operation. The bad news is I’m out for the best part of five or six weeks in a brace.” said Don in a video on Instagram.
Triathletes from all over the world were highly anticipating the podium favourite to give multiple IRONMAN title holders Jan Frodeno, Sebastian Kienle a tight race in Kona, Hawaii. Don was still cheerful and made a joke about getting a new ‘aero’ look to beat the race favourites.
Don is the current record holder for long distance Triathlon last recorded at IRONMAN Brazil earlier in May this year. He recorded a time of 7 hours, 40 minutes and 24 seconds for a 2.4-mile (3.9 km) swim, 112-mile (180 km) bicycle ride and a 26.22-mile (42 km) marathon run.