For one night only earlier this week, we teamed up with online retailer www.SportsShoes.com and event specialists Underground Fan Club for an exclusive evening with IRONMAN legend Dave Scott.
All eyes were on our ultra-light, uber-cushioned speedster at the start of the night as press, influencers and competition winners managed to get their hands on the Rincon for the first time.
From one instant classic to another. Sky Sports presenter and IRONMAN competitor Charlie Webster opened up the panel discussion to a packed-out room.
Conversation covered Dave’s stellar history in the sport and quickly turned to the famous long-term rivalry he had with his greatest IRONMAN opponent, Mark Allen.
Dave shared his memories of the famous Iron War of 1989. This was the IRONMAN World Championship race in Kona that saw the world’s two strongest athletes race side by side at world-record pace for a grueling 139 miles.
Dave was a committed IRONMAN competitor for more than 20 years. He is known by the nickname ‘The Man’ for his intense training regimes and relentless race performances. So, what are his top tips for racing an IRONMAN?
Take in fewer calories more frequently is the first. Don’t eat or drink in T1 is another. Make sure you mix being seated and standing when on the bike and try to improve the mobility in your hips and shoulders. This last one will serve you well for each of the triathlon disciplines.
There was no time like the present to put some of the tips into immediate practice. The evening switched from indoors to outdoors and a group workout led by the IRONMAN Hall of Famer, starting with mobility exercises.
As a renowned coach and ultimate competitor, Dave shared his knowledge and experience with the group, before circling back to The Curtain for healthy snacks and a full debrief.
Special thanks to our partners SportsShoes and the Underground Fan Club for their support and organisation of the event. Thanks also to Dave Scott for sharing his wisdom and expertise on the night.
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