Follow along in this multi-part series at 1989thestory.com. On October 14, 1989 at the Ironman® Triathlon World Championship the universe of sport was changed forever when Dave Scott and Mark Allen ran “The Greatest Race Ever Run” pushing each other to the breaking point, and then pushing harder for more than eight hours, never separated by more than a few feet.
During your race do you find yourself hitting the port-a-potty? Athletes often think it’s something they’ve done during the race that results in these issues, however, many times triathletes will unknowingly sabotage their race before it even starts by making these common pre-race fueling mistakes.
Many triathletes wonder when they should start brick workouts? The short answer: The earlier the better! The opportunity to do brick workouts earlier in the season help your body adapt better for your racing season. [...]
Thirty three seconds was the margin of my victory in the 1983 World Ironman Championships. With 5 miles to go, my friend, Pat, hollered at me, “Dave just over 5 minutes ahead. Tinley looks great; [...]