Tim Don to make remarkable Kona comeback
In October 2017, On athlete Tim Don headed to the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, as the reigning world record holder and a favorite for the title. But it wasn’t to be. In a final bike ride before the race, Tim was hit by a truck and broke his neck.
Tim’s comeback from the injury involved three months in a medical halo and extensive rehab, as documented in the On production The Man with the Halo, directed by Emmy-award-winning director Andrew Hinton.
Throughout Tim’s recovery a return to Kona was the ambitious goal that kept Tim focused as he learned to swim again with limited neck movement, slowly built up his running volume and faced the mental challenge of getting back on the bike.