Montag, 28. Mai 2018

Video: Tim Don, The Man with the Halo – A story of bravery and determination in the face of adversity

On Running, sponsor of Tim Don (GBR), former ITU World Champion produced and published the first steps of Don's comeback fater a serious accident just hours ahead of the 2017 IRONMAN Hawaii Triathlon. Don, one of the fastet male athletes ever in the long distance triathlon, which covers an 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km) bicycle ride and a marathon 26.22-mile (42.20 km) run, had to come out of his comfort zone right from day 1 at ground zero - far away from home. Watch the full video below:

"The Man with the Halo – A story of bravery and determination in the face of adversity. Presented by On, directed by Emmy® Award winner Andrew Hinton. 
On teams up with Emmy®-award-winning director Andrew Hinton to bring you The Man with the Halo. This inspirational short documentary tells the unfathomable comeback story of Tim Don, the fastest Ironman triathlete of all time, after breaking his neck in a cycling crash.  

Coming just days before the Ironman World Championships, where Tim was a favorite to top the podium, the crash looked to have ended not only Tim's hopes of becoming World Champion, but potentially his career.

Despite the long road to recovery ahead, Tim's resolve to fight for his dream was clear. Walk the comeback trail with Tim on a journey filled with bravery in the face of adversity, determination and, above all, inspiration."

  1. The Man with the Halo, Website
  2. The Man with the Halo, Youtube video
Disclaimer: On Running occasionally provides 3athlon with equipment for testing without any conditions. Just search for On in the tag cloud.

Donnerstag, 24. Mai 2018

Live webcam of the volcanic eruption in the south of Big Island, Hawaii

Since May 2018, the Kilauea volcano has been the scene of smoke clouds, local earthquakes of 5.4 and 6.9 magnitude, several new fissures, from which lava flows in the south of the island are slowly rolling towards the sea and have also destroyed or badly affected some houses of the Leilani estates in the southern district of Puna. Due to the location of the epicentre of the eruption and the current flow direction of the lava, the staging of the Ironman Hawaii Triathlon in October 2018 does not seem to be endangered at present.

However, the increased formation of Vog (volcanic aerosols and air pollution, smog = vog) is immanent for people with sensitive airways, such as children, the elderly and people suffering from respiratory diseases or allergies. Scientificamerica has published two interesting articles on this natural phenomenon, which deals with analogies to the 1924 outbreak and the physical effects of the entry of lava into the Pacific. Worth reading. [1, 2] 

Worth seeing, is a live webcam just half a mile away from two fissures. The operators write on YouTube[3]:

"This feed is from a camera at a residence about a half a mile from fissures 20 and 17. We have permission from the homeowners to broadcast from their home. Sometimes we have to turn the sound off for privacy of the homeowners who are now home and around the camera. There will be times when someone stands in front of the camera, we ask for your patience as this is someones home. Please be respectful to others and the broadcaster in chat or you will be removed."

  1. Kilauea’s Next Eruptions May Mirror a Big One in Its Past
  2. Kilauea's Lava Is Now Spilling into the Ocean--Here's Why That's Dangerous
  3. Live Video: Kilauea Lava Flow Activity In Lower Puna Hawaii