The Man With the Halo |Tim Don
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Save this one for when you are feeling low. When your injury rehabilitation program seems endless and results are hard to see. Or just one of those days when you know a run will make you feel better but you don’t quite feel as though you can do it.
This amazing story will likely put a kick in your step and a smile on your face.
Tim Don suffered a broken neck in a bike accident just a few days before the start of the 2017 Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. Tim was a the reigning world record holder for Ironman and a 3x Olympian and 4x ITU World Champion (in triathlon and duathlon).
The treatment for his condition was the “halo” – a metal frame that immobilized his head and neck and that actually screwed into his skull at the attachment points.
On Running, Tim’s sponsor presents this documentary, telling the story of his recovery.
Note: some viewers might like to look away when you see the screw-skull-attachment scene. We don’t want anyone fainting on a treadmill.
Kudos to the Sponsors
- On Running,
- Ice Friction Technology,
- Unit Nutrition,
- SLF Motion,
- Hungry Man