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Six-time Ironman World Champion's, Mr. Dave Scott & Mr. Mark Allen - PTO, Collins Cup, Kona Ironman

Six-time Ironman World Champion's, Mr. Dave Scott & Mr. Mark Allen - PTO, Collins Cup, Kona Ironman

Episode 89: Six-time Ironman World Champion's, Mr. Dave Scott & Mr. Mark Allen - PTO, Collins Cup, Kona Ironman

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Show notes (please see Timestamps below for more detail)

These days in the sport of Triathlon we love to throw around names like Jan Frodeno, Alistair Brownlee, Javier Gomez as being the greatest of all time, and obviously, they’re all in the conversation.

But, when I rewind the clock there are other names that we need to start throwing into that discussion, Simon Lessing, Scott Molina, Greg Welch, Brad Bevan, Mike Pigg.... and the list goes on.

And then there are two that I look at, that influenced my desire to become a professional Triathlete more than anyone else. And I believe, They have impacted the sport as a whole more than anyone else. They have been on this show separately in episodes 5 and 7. But today I’m joined with both of them on the show together.

What a privilege it is to have Dave Scott sit with me in the studio and Mark Allen call in.

We discuss the Collins Cup from the past week, Ironman Kona – or lack thereof, the sport of Triathlon as a whole, and well, anything and everything. We end with some fun rapid-fire questions.

See the timestamps below for more detail.


0.0 - Introduction to show and advertising

5.10 - Introduction to Mark Allen and Dave Scott

6.00 - General chit-chat - Samorin, Slovakia getting home - Getting negative tests - What a negative test means - what quarantine means

10.30 - Mark is in Santa Cruz

10.50 - Re-telling the same stories - Perspective and distance can give clarity to these stories

13.10 - Do you get better and better as time goes on

15.20 - The ultimate 24-month stories -

18.45 - Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) - Is it sustainable?

27.30 - Collins Cup - What was Daves role? Dave and Mark connecting with the new generation - Mark shares his view on his USA team

33.25 - Stand out performances - Jan Frodeno, Collin Chartier, Kyle Smith, Gustav Iden, Taylor Knibb, Jackie Herring,

38.30 - The Collins Cup Match-ups, Taylor Knibb, Lucy Charles-Barclay

45.30 - The Collins Cup out of ten - what would they change? Dave a 7.5/10, Mark a 10/10 - Greg splits the difference at 8.75/10

50.10 - The appearance money - Should they have prize money? The interest of the viewer goes up with the prize money

52.00 - The heckling from the side as Greg and Simon Whitfield went for a run

53.00 - What to do about Ironman Kona? Mark, "It would not be the same race if you moved it from Kona," Dave, "Kona and Hawaii are unique" - February 2022

1.01.00 - What has changed in the sport of Triathlon? Dave - We're an exclusive sport and don't have a nurturing program - no minorities in the sport - are clubs the answer? Mark - Athletes now have great access to great knowledge and coaches

1.09.00 - The Norwegians have been leading the way with physiology

Two Big questions

1. What is one tip you have for people on how to optimize their sport and life?

Dave - Long term health, focus on eating healthy

Mark - Have sport become a part of your lifestyle

2. If you could sit and have a coffee with any living person, who would it be and why?

Conclude – 15 fun rapid-fire quick answer questions - alternate

  1. What is your favorite family vacation? D - Don't have them, M - Anywhere surfing

  2. Kona or Olympic Gold? M - Kona, D - Kona

  3. First car you owned? D - Datsun 510 (1974) M - Dodge dart w/ slant si

  4. What would you change about yourself if you could? M - I would have been a boxer, D - Monitor stress

  5. Two most-used apps on your phone? D - Twitter, Apple music, M - Maps, Apple Music

  6. Out of 10, how cool would you say you are? M - between a 1&10, D - Not cool at all .5

  7. First job? D - Mowing lawns & Swimming lessons, M - Lifeguard

  8. Which decade of music is the best? M - Jimmy Hendrix, D - 70's

  9. Who would you want a play a movie of your life? D - Woody Haroldson, M - Tom Cruise

  10. Greatest movie of all time? M - Shawshank Redemption - D - Anthony Hopkins (Buttler movie)

What’s next? M & D - St.George IM 70.3


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