Oh no! Was your accident bad enough that you can’t race? One of my athletes had a very bad accident in Fiji (poor roads to ride on and a pot hole literally knocked his bike tire off of the bike). He was able to work with doctors to get his wounds to literally heal in days so he could race Alaskaman. Of course, this is if you don’t have broken bones or a broken bike (however, we probably could work through the latter).
David, if you still want to race (you put in so much hard work!), please email me and let’s talk through what we need to do see if it’s possible. I share this here so others know that there are (potential) options available to you. And there is nothing like spectating an Ironman for the motivation and educational experience!