Dave Scott (triathlete)

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Dave Scott
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Dave Scott
Medal record
Men's triathlon
Competitor for  United States
Ironman World Championship
Gold 1980 Elite
Gold 1982 (Oct) Elite
Gold 1983 Elite
Gold 1984 Elite
Gold 1986 Elite
Gold 1987 Elite
Silver 1982 (Feb) Elite
Silver 1989 Elite
Silver 1994 Elite

Dave Scott (born January 4, 1954) is a U.S. triathlete and the first six-time Ironman Triathon World Champion. He won the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii six times in 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, and 1987. Only his rival, Mark Allen, managed to match these six titles eight years later. Scott is also referred to as "The Man."

Dave Scott came out of 'retirement' in 1994 at age 40 to take second place at the Hawaii Ironman World Championships, very nearly winning for a record-breaking seventh time. In 1996 at age 42, he returned again to place 5th, running the marathon in 2:45.

Triathlon career[edit]

Having started his impressive winning streak only two years after the first ever Ironman contest, Scott shaped the sport of triathlon. His victories and his heart-breaking battles with Mark Allen are highlights in the history of the sport in the US. Scott for a period held the world record for an Ironman Distance event, with a time of 8:01.59 in Japan 1989. He also held the course record in Ironman Hawaii from 1980 to February 1982, and again from October 1982 to 1989.

During the period in which he won all six of his Hawaiian triathlons Dave Scott followed a strict vegetarian diet. However, since 1992 he is no longer strictly vegetarian.[citation needed] Scott works as a triathlon coach, fitness consultant, motivational speaker, commentator, and corporate consultant. In 2011, Scott was inducted into the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame.

Scott grew up in Davis, California, where he was a star water polo player at Davis High School and UC Davis. Scott married, had three children, and divorced his wife, Anna. Scott currently lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Scott has been the head coach for Team in Training since 1999, helping to certify TNTcoaches nationwide.[1]

Ironman results[edit]

YEAR RACE POSITION SWIM BIKE RUN RESULT
2001 Ironman World Championship, Kona, Hawaii, USA DNF --- --- --- DNF
1996 Ironman World Championship, Kona, Hawaii, USA 5th --- --- --- 8:28:31
1994 Ironman World Championship, Kona, Hawaii, USA 2nd --- --- --- 8:24:32
1989 Ironman World Championship, Kona, Hawaii, USA 2nd --- --- --- 8:10:13
1988 Ironman World Championship, Kona, Hawaii, USA DNC --- --- --- ---
1987 Ironman World Championship, Kona, Hawaii, USA 1st --- --- --- 8:34:13
1986 Ironman World Championship, Kona, Hawaii, USA 1st --- --- --- 8:28:37
1985 Ironman World Championship, Kona, Hawaii, USA DNC --- --- --- ---
1984 Ironman World Championship, Kona, Hawaii, USA 1st --- --- --- 8:54:20
1983 Ironman World Championship, Kona, Hawaii, USA 1st --- --- --- 9:05:57
1982 Ironman World Championship, Kona, Hawaii, USA 1st --- --- --- 9:08:23
1982 Ironman World Championship, Kona, Hawaii, USA 2nd --- --- --- 9:14:41
1981 Ironman World Championship, Kona, Hawaii, USA DNC --- --- --- ---
1980 Ironman World Championship, Oahu, Hawaii, USA 1st --- --- --- 9:24:33

DNC - Did Not Compete
DNF - Did Not Finish

(In 1982, The Ironman World Championship was moved from a February to October fixture, and therefore took place twice that year. Scott was second in the February race and won in October.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dave Scott at Luray". Lauray Triathlon. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 

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