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Tim Don returns with victory, wins the Ironman 70.3 Costa Rica

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The British triathlete has returned to win a test after only 8 months after his accident.

The professional triathlete Tim Don, was hit by a car just two days before the Ironman 2017 World Championship in Hawaii, suffering a broken neck, and spent three months in recovery.

The test on medium distance format (1,9-90-21) started at 6: 15 AM (local time), with the swimming sector where the fastest was Ryan Fisher followed by a group of 6 units with Tim Don leaving at third position to 4 seconds.

Already in the cycling sector, the first kilometers were very even, as 45 4 triathletes passed in 6 seconds, Ryan Fisher, Santiago Ascenco, Tim Don and Felipe Van de Wyngard. Finally the Briton imposed a strong pace to arrive alone to the T2 with 53 seconds ahead of his pursuers.

In the 21 km of foot race Tim Don it was increasing its advantage, to finally obtain the victory with a time of 3: 49: 59, followed by Ryan Fisher (3: 50: 47) and for Santiago Ascenco (3: 54: 26) occupying the third final position

The British athlete is one of the best of the specialty where he has been ITU World Champion in 2006 (the last time there has been a podium without Spaniards), he has the best mark of the Ironman franchise with 7: 40: 23 achieved in the Ironman of Brazil last year, and is the current bronze world in Ironman 70.3.

Tim published a few weeks ago the documentary about the recovery that has taken, if you have not seen it, do not miss it.

More information Ironman 70.3 Costa Rica

Photo: @ironmanlive

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