Scott Tinley's articles

Lance A. Little, Lance-a-Lot

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photoTinley's take on the motives behind Lance Armstrong's return to triathlon and what it will mean for the sport

Return to Sender - Reconsidering the Meaning of Play and Sports

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photoAs endurance athletes, by definition we must go to our borders to find our center. There is meaning in suffering, we tell ourselves, but not in stupidity.

A Question of Mettle

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photoThe grand pull to Kona is both a product of our sport's mythology, marketing, and the intangible desires that each create.

Who We Are

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photoMultisport athletes don’t have to look like cover models from some cheesy sex-and-abs magazine. You just have to be comfortable in your own skin however logo-d or clear.

Freewheelin'

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photoI didn’t used to like to run slow. You begin to recalibrate your needs and wants and if-only you could jog an easy two miles, three times per week. Running is a gift.

The More Things Change

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photoStripped of its three-figure entry fees and five figure bikes, when the gun goes off it's still a bunch of crazies doing three sports for a thousand reasons.

Anatomy of an Injury

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photoOur response to injuries are perhaps more telling of our personalities than our plans to heal them. It’s not so much a case of denial as it is disbelief. We are multisport athletes. We don't get hurt.

The Back Nine

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photoTinley on triathlon, aging, and the attitude of a masters athlete

I Brake for Speed: A Primer on Reflection

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photoAnd you thought triathlon was just a sport that requires swimming, cycling, and running.

The Dream vs. The Reality

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photoBalancing the triathlete you are with your vision for the triathlete you could be.

36 Years in Triathlon

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photoIt started like this: In the third week of August 1976, three things happened that altered my life forever. And they all took place within a mile of where we sit tonight.

Working Stiff Part 2: Working Out and the Empires of Deception

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photoScott Tinley on working to play, or playing at work.

The Body in Sport - Part 1

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photoPart One: On Speed, Desire and Age. There are some advantages to running slowly. Now, give me a minute here and I'll try to think of one.

Only Good Days: Redefining Success

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photoTo succeed in a multisport event is to sign the entry form and show up to the start. If you put but a toe in the water consider that a bonus. This sport is hard.

In Sickness and in Stealth

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photoIt's a lot easier to be really fit and fast than really healthy and happy.
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Scott Tinley

As the sport of triathlon gained in popularity Scott turned pro in 1983. Between those early years and his move back to the amateur ranks in 1999, Tinley competed in over 400 triathlons, winning close to 100 of them, making him one of the top three winning triathletes of all time.

He won the Ironman World Championship twice (1982, 1985) and the Ironman World Series three times. He was inducted into both the Triathlon and Ironman Hall of Fame upon retirement in 1999.

Near the end of his professional career he helped found and develop the sport of offroad triathlon and continues to co-own and manage the longest running offroad triathlon in the world, Scott Tinley’s Adventures in San Luis Obispo, California.

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