Costa Rica News – Tim Don, of Britain, won the Ironman Costa Rica 70.3. You’d never know that just eight months ago he fractured his neck.
The accident happened when he was hit by a truck while training.
He suffered much pain and discomfort. He even had to have a metal frame screwed to his head for three months. This halo was removed in January. He then began training again.
Costa Rica is where he chose to reenter the world of competition. All the sacrifice in his recovery was worth it. It paid off when he won this race in Playas del Coco, Guanacaste. He currently holds the world record in distance Ironman.
Triathlete Rom Akerson was the best Costa Rican in the race. He placed fifth with a time of 4:06:4 and was followed by tico teammates who came in 9th (Pablo Herrera), 10th (Federico Venegas) and 11th (Luis Diego Piedra).