Tim Don continues winning streak at Ironman 70.3 Brazil

Take a bow Tim Don – Britain’s Kona hopeful took a well-deserved win at the Ironman 70.3 Latin American Championship in Brasilia last Sunday (5 April), along with Denmark’s Helle Frederiksen in the women’s race.


Don’s rivals included the USA’s Tim O’Donnell, who came fifth at Kona 2013, and Brazil’s own Igor Amorelli, who emerged with the British athlete from the waters of Lake Paranoá with the lead pack of six swimmers. Tyler Butterfield (BMU) and Santiago Ascenco (BRA) were in the next group, over 90secs off the pace.

Early on the bike, O’Donnell pushed to the front and never looked back through the remainder of the ride. Amorelli, Don, Butterfield and Ascenco appeared content to let O’Donnell lead the way and the four dismounted their bikes together, all within two minutes of the American.