Podcast Episode 130: Tim Don – Ironman Triathlon World Record Holder, 3x Olympian, 4x World Champion (Featured Performer)

In episode 130 of The Physical Performance Show I have a conversation with Tim Don – Ironman Triathlon World Record Holder, 3x Olympian, 4x World Champion.

During this episode Tim shares the highs, lows and a whole bunch of learnings.  He shares intimately around the accident that occurs just 2 days before the 2017 Hawaii Ironman Championship along with the crushing disappointment of being told that he has a C2 fracture to his neck and that he would miss the 2017 Hawaii Ironman Championships, the fear that set in as well as the arduous rehabilitation that is still ongoing.

Tim reflects on some great memories throughout his Triathlon career including some stints in training including the great Mo Farah and Former podcast guest Spencer Smith. Tim touches on the highs of his world Titles and of course the performance round as week as the physical challenge for the week.

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Listen in as we delve into the following:

  • Introduction to Tim Don
  • Perseverance
  • How Tim got into triathlon
  • Training in Australia
  • Sporting Genes
  • What happened leading into Kona in 2017
  • Being informed of the C2 fracture in his neck
  • Options for rehabilitation
  • Most surprising part of rehab journey
  • Current training regime
  • Qualifying for Kona
  • Performance Round
  • Dinner Table Guests
  • Physical Challenge: Do 10% longer and harder than last week.
  • Darkest day of career

Show Sponsor On

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To follow Tim Don

Instagram: @tri_thedon
Twitter: @trithedon
Facebook: @trithedon
Website: Tim Don
You Tube: Tim Don – Topic 
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For questions and comments about this Episode

Send to the show host @Brad_Beer (Twitter)


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