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Scott was born February 29, 1960 in Pittburg, California, where he grew up one of seven children. As a professional triathlete (1982-'95, excluding '93), Scott claimed 104 professional victories including six USA professional championships, 50 USTS triathlons, two "World's Toughest Triathlon" titles, Ultraman World Championships, 1991 Zofingen Duathlon, 1988 Hawaii Ironman World Championships and 46 podium finishes of either 2nd or 3rd place.


In 1990, Scott married fellow professional triathlete Erin Baker. Residing in Christchurch, New Zealand since 1994, Scott and Erin now have three children: Jennifer, Miguel and Tandia. His hobbies include training, multisport, reading about sport, health and nutrition, yard and house work, golf, grocery shopping, and lying on beaches.


Scott currently works as a coach and camp counsellor.