Scott Tinley's articles

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.

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.

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.

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.

A Timeless Resolution

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photoRediscover your sport on your time. Don't just make it through another year. Make it through another life.

A Good Story

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photoA good sport story gets better with time. Sometimes, it’s because the story has a new teller, a new listener or a new twist; a purposeful tweak that makes a little tale something of legend.

The Body in Sport - Part 3

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photoPart Three: What's Reality Got to Do with Anything Old?

The Body in Sport - Part 2

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photoPart Two: On Appreciation and Acceptance. At some point your body will let you down. Then you have to decide whether it is really the enemy.

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.

Watching Ourselves Do the Things We Do

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photo"Fandom" in triathlon compared to other sports. If you're a sports fan and simply love to follow sport, why pick a sport that may offer a view of the start, the finish and a few moments in between?

Soul Brothers - Is Triathlon a Religion?

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photoSport and religion both celebrate group values and offer excitement. Sport and religion are grounded in disciplined practice, a devotion to a cause, and a belief in the unseen. And both require faith.

The Dream vs. The Reality

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

The Back Nine

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

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

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.
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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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