Dave Scott


6x Ironman World Champion and endurance sports legend Dave Scott is recognized around the globe as one of the most iconic triathletes of all time. 

Since beginning his career at the sport’s inception in 1976, the King of Kona earned six IRONMAN World Championship titles and became the first inductee in the IRONMAN Hall of Fame in 1993.

Initially winning the IRONMAN World Championships in Kona, Hawaii in 1980, Dave went on to earn additional victories in 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986 and 1987. In 1994, Dave came out of retirement, in celebration of his induction into the IRONMAN Hall of Fame, to compete at IRONMAN Worlds in Kona one last time.  At the Age of 40, and following a five year absence from racing, Dave returned to competition.  Battling against athletes 10-20 years his junior, Dave delivered an astonishing performance and finished on the World Championship podium in second place.  Returning to Kona again in 1996, Dave finished fifth overall at the age of 42.  These incredible physical achievements and displays of mental fortitude resonated among the global triathlon community, who affectionately nicknamed Dave “The Man.”

Dave was inducted into the Triathlete Magazine Hall of Fame in 1999 and into the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame in 2011 following his father, Verne’s induction in 2008. Since 1999, Dave has been the National Triathlon Coach for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training program.

Passionate about teaching, Dave enjoys imparting his lessons learned and triathlon truths accrued over his 43 year tenure.  Dave is a sought after speaker who is experienced on stage and charismatic on camera; his wit, humor and storytelling ability engage a variety of audiences.  Dave is an authority on leadership, effective goal setting, constructive mindset and tackling the psychological pressures surrounding success and performance.  His holistic coaching style includes biomechanics, strength and mobility training, heart health and endurance sports nutrition, especially keto/high fat, low carb fueling.  Through his involvement with camps, industry conferences and sponsor engagements around the world, Dave embraces the opportunity to teach and help others achieve their ambitions.

Dave operates a training group in Boulder, Colorado where he resides and enjoys spending time with his family. The Dave Scott Tri Club serves athletes of all abilities and ages, offering individual and group fitness programs for corporate wellness and triathlon clubs, nutrition consultations, online training plans, innovative strength, flexibility and injury prevention programs, multi-media sport analysis and proven training methods.



  • 6x Ironman World Champion  
  • Master's Coach, Ironman University, Legend Status
  • One of the most recognizable names and faces in endurance sport
  • Keynote speaking, high-performance coaching, experiential training experiences, Nutrition Expert

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