Ironman world record holder injured in Kona bike crash

Updated: Oct. 12, 2017 at 2:34 PM HST
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KONA, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - A top athlete won't be able to compete in Saturday's Ironman on the Big Island after being hit by a car in Kona this week.

Tim Don, a 39-year-old former world triathlon champion, was riding his bike on Kaahumanu Highway near Kona's airport when he was reportedly hit.

He posted a video on Instagram after the crash, saying that he would be heading to Honolulu for more treatment.

"The good news is I don't need an operation. The bad news is I'm out for the best part of five or six weeks in a brace," he said.

In May, Don became the fastest athlete to ever finish an Ironman-branded race, with a finish time of 7:40:23.

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