Tim Don - The Man with the Halo

A year after he set a new Ironman world record, the world gets to see a new documentary about Tim Don. "The Man with the Halo" recounts his amazing comeback to the Boston Marathon after breaking his neck in a bike accident just before last year's Ironman World Championship.

| May 29, 2018 | PERSONALITY

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Last October Tim Don was heading into Kona as one of the pre-race favorites after his impressive 7:40 Ironman record-setting performance in Brazil in May.

"While cycling during his final training preparations days before the event, Tim collided with a vehicle and broke a vertebra in his neck, forcing him to make an arduous decision about his future and the best method for long-term recovery," we learned in a press release announcing the new documentary, "The Man with the Halo." "Due to the option of neck surgery giving extreme limitations to his eventual range of motion, Tim decided to wear a halo – the most torturous alternative – but one that would ensure complete recovery, enabling him to return to his 20-year career competing with the best in the world."

As a sign of Don's courageous recovery, he competed in the Boston Marathon last month, finishing the race in 2:49. "The Man with the Halo" documents his incredible journey.