Ironman world record holder Tim Don is out of the Ironman World Championship race happening this Saturday after a collision with a car earlier on Wednesday left him in the hospital with a serious injury.

Don, a podium favourite, was riding along the Queen K highway near the Kona airport when he was struck by a vehicle. He has suffered multiple injuries including a C3 vertebrae fracture in his neck.

Don posted this video to Instagram while in the hospital this afternoon:

TMC wishes Tim a fast recovery.