Triathlete Tim Don with was joined at training by competition winner Richard and journalist James Witts.  They cycled from Bradgate Park to Six Hills and then did an open water swim. - pic © ROBERT RATHBONE, 15 Dorchester Gardens, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7AW - Tel: 0115 945 2335 or 07973 411598.

Tim Don

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After earning short-course kudos as a 3 x Olympian, 4 x ITU World Champion (in triathlon and duathlon) and countless ITU World Cup victories, Tim Don turned his attention to the half-Ironman distance. His unrivaled foot pace and light, lithe running form transitioned seamlessly to longer racing, resulting in a tidy collection of Ironman 70.3 titles, as well as an Ironman victory in his first attempt at the distance. He also holds the British Ironman record of 7:40:23. Despite his warm and slightly eccentric personality, this versatile competitor is often considered a favourite at any distance! He shot to fame in 2017 when he was hit by a car in training just two days prior to the Ironman World Championships. With fractured vertebrae, Tim was given a Halo, a metal structure which screwed directly into his skull, to help speed up the healing process. Tim is now a full-time triathlon coach.

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