Dave Scott is one of the most legendary, successful, and decorated triathletes in the history of the sport. He is a 6-time winner of the Ironman World Championship, having taken the title in 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, and 1987.
Scott made history as the inaugural inductee into the prestigious Ironman Hall of Fame, solidifying his unmatched legacy. Affectionately dubbed “The Man,” he earned this moniker due to his unwavering dedication to grueling training routines and his unwavering determination on the racetrack, resulting in an unprecedented number of victories.
A remarkable feat occurred in 1994 when Scott, aged 40, achieved a remarkable second-place finish at the Hawaii Ironman World Championship, narrowly missing out on what would have been an unprecedented seventh triumph. Undeterred by the near-miss, he made an awe-inspiring comeback at the age of 42 in 1996, securing a respectable fifth place and completing the marathon in an impressive time of 2:45.
Dave Scott currently lives in Boulder, Colorado.
I have interviewed Dave a number of times, and here are some of the videos: