Dave Scott (born 4 January 1954) is an American triathlete , masters swimmer and the first six-time Ironman Triathlon Hawaii Champion (1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, and 1987). In 1994, at age 40, he won second place at the Hawaii Ironman World Championships, very nearly winning for a record-breaking seventh time. In 1996 at age 42, he returned again to place 5th, running the marathon in 2:45. Scott works as a triathlon coach, fitness consultant, motivational speaker, commentator, and corporate consultant. In 1986, he published his book Dave Scott’s triathlon training Since 1999, Scott has been the head coach for Team in Training, helping to certify TNTcoaches nationwide.