Tim Don out of Kona

GB favourite is hit by car in training

Credit: Wagner Araujo

Favourite for a top-10 finish, GB’s Tim Don has been forced to retire from this year’s World Ironman Championships just three days before race day.

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Filmed from his hospital bed in Kona, the world’s fastest Ironman (7:40:23 at this year’s Ironman Florianopolis, Brazil) informed his fans via social media that he had a fracture of his C2 vertebrae at the top of his spine, after being hit by a car in training. 

 

Important update from Tim