I don't think I was ever as relieved to finish an IRONMAN than in 1983! At that time I was in an intense rivalry with Scott Tinley. "ST" had beaten me in February of '82, then I'd come back and won in October of '82. (BTW, his brother Jeff finished 3rd in both races.) The [...]
What the heck is going on here? This shot -- that captures me in the "pain cage" -- was taken somewhere on the IRONMAN course in February 1982. As IRONMAN historians recall there were two races in 1982: this one in February (made famous by Julie Moss's crawl to the finish line) and a second in [...]
Lately I’ve been getting numerous requests from triathletes who want insights on how to race — and not just complete — the Hawaii IRONMAN. This is a massive topic (and I’ll be presenting very detailed advice as October nears) but, for now, check out this video where I provide 3 fundamental tips that are helpful in [...]
Occasionally racing on a road bike makes good sense. Watch this video I shot on the subject, and learn the story behind this photo.
Want to make the most of your open water training? In this video - shot with my son Drew at the Dave Scott Multisport Institute at Four Seasons Hualalai - I review a few pointers that will make your race in the surf more comfortable and successful
The key is stretching and rolling your feet, achilles, shins, hamstrings, quads, hips and spine.
Make the most of your open water swimming with this workout.
I see so many people laying on their IT bands and foam rolling them thinking they will release tension. You won't and here's why.
Bob Babbitt interviews 6x Ironman world champion Dave Scott in Kailua-Kona, just days before the race. Dave shares some of his memories of one of his best performances: his 1994 comeback at age 40.
Over the years I’ve seen many athletes not achieve their full potential in races because they failed to execute a proper pre-race taper. I’ve witnessed triathletes who have not backed off enough and have arrived at the event tired and flat; I’ve also seen those who have dialed back their training too much, and dulled [...]