Dave Scott

USA Triathlon

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Dave Scott was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2010.

One of triathlon’s most recognizable names, Dave Scott’s career began with inception of the sport in 1976. Scott is a six-time Ironman world champion, crossing the finish line first in Kona in 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986 and 1987. Well known for his epic duels with Mark Allen, Scott was the first-ever inductee into the Ironman Hall of Fame in 1993 and celebrated his induction in 1994 by coming out of retirement to place second in Kona at the age of 40. Scott also finished fifth at the 1996 Ironman World Championship at the age of 42. He also was inducted into the Triathlete Hall of Fame in 1999. A native of Davis, Calif., Scott currently resides in Boulder, Colo., where he coaches many multisport athletes, ranging from age-groupers to elites. Additionally, Scott continues his athletic and business passions through his involvement in corporate presentations, clinic presentations, marketing, instructional DVDs and as an author for numerous publications. Scott’s father, Verne, is also a member of the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame.