Races › Arena Games
8 Mar 2021
2 min read
Triathlon legend Tim Don is facing one of the biggest challenges of his career as he takes on the cream of short course racing at the age of 43.
The British star is a three time Olympian and four time ITU World Champion in triathlon and duathlon but has more recently raced in long course racing where he has enjoyed huge success, including breaking the world record for an Ironman branded event.
He is now going back to his short course roots for the SLT Arena Games Powered by Zwift in London on March 27.
Don, who gained worldwide notoriety thanks to a documentary that chronicled the aftermath of a serious bike crash that left him needing a metal halo screwed into his head, wants to test himself once again at the shortest of short distances.
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He said: “I’m not sure why I’ve opted for this to be honest – it’s from one extreme to the other!
“This new format of racing has grown out of nowhere and keeps on growing and growing and I think it is going to be a great test for me personally and on top of all that I get to race all these young bucks.
“The motivation has changed as I’ve got older form breaking the Ironman world record in 2017 and 70.3 podiums, and I’ve just had an amazing opportunity to do it on a different front so why not have a go at the Arena Games and show my hand and see what I can do?”
Don’s announcement completes the line-ups for the SLT Arena Games Powered by Zwift in London.
Men’s line-up: Tim Don, Justus Nieschlag, Marten Van Riel, Vasco Vilaca, Jonas Schomburg, Alex Yee, Jonathan Brownlee, Ben Dijkstra, George Goodwin, Reece Charles-Barclay.
Women’s line-up: Lucy Charles-Barclay, Georgia Taylor-Brown, Sophie Coldwell, Kate Waugh, Ruth Astle, Beth Potter, Rachel Klamer, Alice Betto, Ilaria Zane, Anna Godoy.
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