Scott Tinley

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Scott Tinley
Medal record
Men's triathlon
Representing  United States
Ironman World Championship
Gold medal – first place 1982 (Feb) Men's race
Gold medal – first place 1985 Men's race
Silver medal – second place 1982 (Oct) Men's race
Silver medal – second place 1983 Men's race
Silver medal – second place 1984 Men's race
Silver medal – second place 1990 Men's race
Bronze medal – third place 1981 Men's race
Bronze medal – third place 1986 Men's race

Scott Tinley (born October 25, 1956[1]) is a former professional triathlete and two-time winner of the Hawaii Ironman endurance race. In the 1980s Tinley dominated the sport of triathlon together with Mark Allen, Dave Scott and Scott Molina. Tinley was inducted into the Ironman Hall of Fame in 1996.

Now retired, Tinley is a writer and teacher. His latest book, Things to be Survived: Tales of Resolution and Resurrection is a collection of thematically-connected stories about characters that faced typical and atypical tragedies but somehow find what goodness exists in the most unlikely of places. His previous book, Racing the Sunset, a journey through athlete retirement and the larger issues of life transition and change, is the result of one of the most thorough research projects ever attempted on retiring athletes.

Tinley taught English and "Sport and Society" at San Diego State University, and currently teaches "Sports, Games, and Culture" at San Diego State University. This 7th generation Southern Californian currently (2007) resides in Del Mar, California with his wife and two children.

Tinley ran track and cross country at St. Paul High School in Santa Fe Springs, CA.


  1. ^ "Hawaii for Visitors". Archived from the original on 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2009-06-22.

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