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Tim Don – The Ironman Champion

Tim Don is a three-time British Olympian and World Champion in triathlon and duathlon.

Immediately prior to the IRONMAN World Championship in October 2017 – a year in which he had set a new IRONMAN World Record in Brazil – Tim’s dreams were broken, literally, following a bike crash when a car turned in front of him.

A broken neck would lead to three months of rehab in the now infamous ‘Halo’ device.

Chapters:
00:00 Trailer.
04:06 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
06:41 Brian’s introduction.
07:35 Tim’s made Colorado his home, but where is his heart?
08:32 Training in -15o..
09:40 Tim’s advice for Brian’s own Ironman challenge in Chattanooga.
17:53 Tim’s passion for triathlon shines through, how and why he got into the sport.
23:19 Tim likes going to uncomfortable places.
25:05 The type of people who are attracted to doing triathlons.
26:10 Explanation of what a triathlon is and the training required for three different disciplines.
31:38 Winning Junior World Championships and joy of going to the Olympics.
34:12 The dedication and highs and lows of being an Olympic athlete.
37:14 Tim’s family are his rock and balance.
38:12 Why Tim transitioned into Ironman.
41:34 The 7 hours 40 minutes resulting in the surprise world record.
47:55 Disaster strikes.
56:43 It was brutal medieval torture.
1:02:46 Living day to day not knowing whether he would race again.
1:07:37 Back on the treadmill with a difference.
1:09:32 The challenges on the way to recovery.
1;13;39 Why he has chosen to run the Boston marathon and his next focus.
1:18:29 What he hopes people will take from watching The Man with the Halo.
1:24:16 What is Tim’s super power?
1:25:20 Success secrets.
1:25:46 Was does the future hold for Tim?
1:27:11 What scares him.
1:28:04 Best and worst days of his life.
1:29:50 Phone call to the 20-year old Tim.
1:30:24 Best advice ever received.
1:31:47 Advice to the young person watching.
1:32:33 Brian’s summing up.

Notes:
Tim Don website
https://www.timdon.com/
Tim Don on Twitter
https://twitter.com/trithedon?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
Tim Don on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/tim.don.3956
Tim Don on Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/tri_thedon/?hl=en
Tim Don The Man with the Halo (documentary trailer)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzNuQZHNUN8
Tim Don on Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Don

Topics discussed:
Ironman Triathlon
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ironman_Triathlon
Triathlon
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triathlon
Hangman’s Fracture
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hangman%27s_fracture
Boston Marathon
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Marathon
Boulder, Colorado
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boulder,_Colorado
Chattanooga Ironman
http://eu.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/chattanooga.aspx#/axzz5Fqo40WCm
British Triathlon
https://www.britishtriathlon.org/
Ironman World Championship
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ironman_World_Championship
Alter-G treadmill
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AlterG

People mentioned in this episode:
John Joseph
https://londonreal.tv/e/john-joseph/
Stuart Hayes
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuart_Hayes
Mo Farah
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mo_Farah
Rich Roll
http://www.richroll.com/
Iván Raña
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iv%C3%A1n_Ra%C3%B1a
Steve Redgrave
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Redgrave
Brent McMahon
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brent_McMahon
Dr Villavicencio
https://www.bnasurg.com/
Paula Radcliffe
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paula_Radcliffe
Chris McCormack
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_McCormack_(triathlete)

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Matthew
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Wow i feel for his pain it reminds me of the film ‘Bleed for this’ when Vinny Pazienza had to wear a halo, after a car accident and came back to win the title. True story

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Awesome story from Tim Don! Keep going, Tim! Awful video player it hangs all the time on lowest quality option.

sonam121fitness
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what a nice bloke