Dave Scott ‘The Man’ Triathlete Champion of Ironman World Championship Appearing in Free Event at Runners High ‘n Tri

Runners High ‘n Tri and Pacific Health Labs are proud to present an evening with 6-Time Ironman Winner and Hall of Famer Dave Scott. Dave, also known as “The Man” in the triathlon community, is one of the most recognized athletes in the sport of triathlon. The free event will take place on Thursday, Aug. 26 from 7:15-8:30 p.m. at Runners High ‘n Tri (121 W. Campbell Street in downtown Arlington Heights).

The Q&A format will be moderated by Runners High ‘n Tri’s Mark Rouse and Dave will discuss his training tips, fueling and race strategies. Prior to the event, attendees are encouraged to submit questions for Dave that they hope will be addressed. Questions can be sent via Facebook (facebook.com/runnershighntri) or via email at runrshighATaol.com.

To reserve your spot, please email Runners High ‘n Tri at runrshighATaol.com or call the store at 847-670-9255. Seats are limited. See you soon!

To learn more about Pacific Health Labs, please visit pacifichealthlabs.com

VIDEO from Active.com: Six-Time Ironman Champion Dave Scott demonstrates several techniques to help ensure you’re getting the most from your swim strokes.

Dave Scott won the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii six times in 1980 (9:24:33), 1982 (9:14:41), 1983 (9:05:57), 1984 (8:54:20), 1986 (8:28:37), and 1987 (8:34:13). His best time was in 1989 (8:10:13) when he finished second place. Mark Allen won in 1989 with a time of 8:09:14.

Only his rival, Mark Allen, managed to match these six titles eight years later. In 1993 Mark Allen achieved his best time with a first pace of 8:07:46. Currently the best time for the Ironman World Championship is held by Luc Van Lierde, of Belgium, with a time of 8:04:08.

Currently, the top women’s time is 8:54:02 held by Chrissie Wellington of Great Britain.

Triathlon: 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run
From 1978 through 1980 the Ironman World Championship was held on the island of Oahu, the course combining that of three events already held there: the Waikiki Roughwater Swim (2.4 mi./3.86 km), the Around-Oahu Bike Race (115 mi./185.07 km, originally a two-day event), and the Honolulu Marathon. In order to link the end of the bike stage to the start of the marathon course, the bike stage was reduced by 3 miles. In 1981 the race was moved to the less urbanized Island of Hawaiʻi, or Big Island, keeping the distances the same: a 2.4 miles (3.86 km) open water swim in Kailua-Kona Bay, a 112 miles (180.25 km) bike ride across the Hawaiian lava desert to Hāwī and back, and a marathon (26 miles 385 yards, 42.195 km) run along the coast of the Big Island from Keauhou to Keahole Point and back to Kailua-Kona, finishing on Aliʻi Drive.

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