Scott has been involved in various athletic endeavors
since he took his bicycle training wheels off “just a bit too early”
and ripped his face open on a garden sprinkler. Kennedy was in the White
House then and Tinley has earned many more bodily scars than there have
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.
During his tenure Tinley helped launch and manage the
successful Tinley Performancewear line of clothing and eventually sold
the company in 1992. He has done television commentary for CBS, ESPN and
ABC. He’s written five books within the sports genre: instructional,
reference, oral history, collected essays and memoir. (see Publications
for further details)
Scott lives near the beach in Del Mar, California and on a ranch west of Gaviota, California with his wife Virginia. Scott has two children, Torrie (24) and Dane (20).
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