“Big Four” Triathlon legends answer questions during virtual Endurance Exchange Conference

'Big Four' Triathlon legends answer questions in virtual conference Endurance Exchange. (Photo: Endurance Exchange)

Triathlon’s “Big Four” of the 80s and 90s will join the 2021 Endurance Exchange virtual conference focused on all things multisport on the weekend of January 21 to 23.

The “Big Four” includes Mark Allen, Scott Molina, Dave Scott and Scott Tinley.

“They will reminisce about their famous battles, triumphs and adventures, all while candidly addressing never-before-asked questions about their time at the pinnacle of the sport. Perhaps more importantly, they will address the state of multisport in a pandemic world and the lessons gleaned from a combined 150 years of athlete experience,” wrote Endurance Exchange.

Together the athletes won 15 Ironman World Championship titles, three World Series championships and took the Nice International Triathlon 10 times – well, Mark Allen did, anyway.

Given their impressive palmares, it comes as no surprise that the Big Four played a key role in many iconic triathlon moments. From the legendary “Iron War” between Allen and Scott in 1989 to the frequent battles between Molina and Tinley.

“Mark Allen, Scott Molina, Dave Scott and Scott Tinley shaped triathlon’s identity in countless ways; from showcasing what was possible at the highest levels of a burgeoning sport, to bringing that sport into the mainstream through thrilling moments that inspired fans and media alike,” says USA Triathlon CEO Rocky Harris. “The reunion of the Big Four in a live, unfiltered conversation is a chance not only to reminisce about those glory days, but also to hear thoughts on triathlon’s future from the true legends of the sport.”

The online panel with these four top athletes is planned for Thursday, Jan. 21 at 5pm (GMT-5). Access to the event starts at US$50 which also gives you access to other exclusive content and workouts. The inaugural Endurance Exchange event was hosted in January, 2020 in Tempe, Arizona. The conference attracted over 600 triathletes and coaches, race directors, brands, retailers, triathlon federations and clubs. The 2021 edition of this event will be held virtually to avoid unnecessary traveling during the pandemic.