Many people have had a life time goal of completing an Ironman which is an event that consists of a 3.8km swim, a 180km bike and a Marathon to finish it off. This is a very hard and difficult challenge and only very few people can accomplish this amazing achievement of completing an Ironman before the cutoff time of around 17 hours. But there are professionals that have been training for this event for their entire lives.
The professional triathletes aim to try and win the grueling race in first place and for them to do that, they need to go fast. Like really fast. Since the competition is so tense and stressful, the athletes have to try and keep their minds focused on trying to win the race but sometimes the elites have different goals. A goal like Tim dons.
In the 2017 Brazil Ironman Championship race, Tim Don stunned the world by setting a new Ironman world record of 7 hours, 40 minutes and 23 seconds. He managed to swim the 3.8 km in 44 minutes and 16 seconds, cycle the 180 km bike ride in 4 hours 6 minutes and 56 seconds and run a marathon in 2 hours, 44 minutes and 46 seconds.