January 28, 2020 – Sun Multisport Events today announced that Tim Don, a multi-time Olympian, a multi-time World Champion, and one of triathlon’s favorite professionals, will keynote the RACE-MANIA Summit and Expo held on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at the Boston University Fit Rec Center in Boston, MA. RACE-MANIA is the Northeast’s premier gathering dedicated to educating, equipping and inspiring endurance athletes preparing for the start of a new season.
Known as “The Don”, Tim is without doubt one of the best all-round and accomplished triathletes in the sport as a 3x Olympian for the United Kingdom (2000, 2004, 2008), a winner of 4 World Titles and in 2017 he broke the Ironman world record with a time of 7:40.23 at IRONMAN Brasil.
Tim’s toughness and determination was exemplified by his comeback from a broken neck after being tragically struck by a car during a training ride in Kona, Hawaii the week of the 2017 IRONMAN World Championship. In an effort to ensure the best comeback possible, Tim elected to secure his neck with a Halo device for the purposes of making an unheard of full return to IRONMAN racing. He went on to run the 2018 Boston Marathon just 5 months later in a time of 2:49 in historically awful race conditions and then competed in and finished the IRONMAN World Championships in Hawaii that October. Tim’s recovery and comeback was chronicled in the acclaimed documentary, “The Man with the Halo”.
Attendees of RACE-MANIA will have multiple opportunities to connect with Don and hear him speak. He will be available at 11:00am for a “Meet & Greet” at the Max Performance booth on the RACE-MANIA expo floor and then participate in a keynote Q&A moderated by endurance sports legend and Boston Marathon Race Director, Dave McGillivray, at 1:15pm. A limited number of attendees will also have the opportunity to sign up for a “VIP Pass” which will include participation in a shakeout run with Don sponsored by On Running the morning of RACE-MANIA, priority seating for the keynote Q&A and a special goodie bag.
RACE-MANIA offers endurance athletes an energy-packed day that features educational presentations, hands on-clinics and workshops, competitive events, a vendor expo and more. Registered attendees have an opportunity to win multiple sponsor giveaways including the Grand Prize, the Marathon Sports Ultimate Runner’s Package featuring gear, apparel and a Marathon Sports gift card (total value: $1,000+).
RACE-MANIA is produced by Sun Multisport Events and Platinum-level sponsors include the Boston Triathlon, Breakthrough Performance Coaching, Marathon Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, Marathon Sports, Max Performance and Normatec. Boston University’s Fit Rec Center, located at 915 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, MA, provides state-of-the-art facilities for RACE-MANIA, including 25,000+ square feet for the expo, a high-tech theater for presentations, multiple classrooms for clinics and workshops, an indoor track and a world-class pool.
About Sun Multisport Events (SME)
Sun Multisport Events is New England’s premier, award-winning endurance event production company. SME offers a unique set of events that attracts a diverse set of endurance athletes. In addition to the RACE-MANIA Summit and Expo, SME produces sprint, Olympic and half distance multisport races and “Barn to Run”, New England’s first and only farm-based trail race series. SME won “Best Triathlon Series” (2013) and its Patriot Half won “Best Small Race” (2013, 2017, 2018) in the Triathlete’s Choice Awards and “Best Triathlon” in the Best of Competitor 2016 (Northeast). Visit the Sun Multiport Events website to learn more at https://sunmultisportevents.com/
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