Ironman world record holder Tim Don has returned to training after being struck by a car days before the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. The 39-year-old is in a neck brace after suffering a C2 vertebrae fracture, but still managed to get in a light workout of 10 minutes pushing 80 watts on the stationary bike:
Don has not yet said when he’ll race next or exactly how long his full rehabilitation will take.
The British athlete was one of two male pros to be struck by a car in Kona this year. Matt Russell suffered an even more serious crush when a van pulled out in front of him during the race (on the bike leg), sending him through the window. He was in the ICU for several days after the race.