Episode 31

Tim Don: A life in triathlon

British triathlete Tim Don joins us on the podcast this week. Don is well known for being "The Man with the Halo," and for breaking the Ironman World Record. But the 42-year-old has been involved in triathlon since he was 15 years old and he turned down a spot at University to become a professional triathlete. He's since been to 3 Olympic games and finished twice on the podium at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships.

It's such an awesome and fun conversation.

You'll hear...

  • About his first ever race experience as a junior
  • His thoughts on athlete funding
  • Why accepting failure has helped him to succeed
  • Him talk about the Olympics and some of the 'what if' thoughts
  • Why he didn't hesitate to be coached by Julie Dibens when he switched to long distance triathlon
  • The story behind the hair and the moustache

Find out more about our guest

Tim Don website

Tim Don on Instagram

Man with the Halo documentary

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And here's the interview with triathlete turned runner Matt Sharp from 2011 that we mention!

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Helen Murray

Helen has been working in triathlon for a decade as an athlete, coach and broadcaster.

Helen hosts the Inside Tri Show podcast bringing you awesome interviews from triathlon and beyond