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David McNamee

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20
World Rank
2
National
44
Swim
38
Bike
10
Run
United Kingdom
Weight
72kg
Height
1.78m
Age
35
Born
1988
Swim
Huub
Bike
Cervelo
Run
Hoka One One
Contract
Contract
SeasonContract
2024
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David McNamee

David McNamee admits Kona is what he trains for all year, and the IRONMAN World Championship has had a dominant effect in defining him over the last five years.

The Scot, now based in Spain, is Britain’s best male full-distance triathlete and proved it with two fantastic third-placed finishes in Hawaii in 2017 and 2018. On the latter occasion he finished in 8:01:09, the fastest time ever by a British athlete.

Everything had looked set fair for a McNamee victory bid in Kona in 2019, but a DNF ended what was a frustrating year for the man who now lives in Girona. In an Instagram post summing up lessons learned from the year, he started simply with: “If you become complacent prepare to get your ass kicked”.

David says he first found triathlon because he was a “bored swimmer who always loved to go for a run”. He grew up worshipping swimming legend Ian Thorpe, but now his hero is fellow Scot and Olympic cycling great Sir Chris Hoy.

While Spain is now very much home (though David admits trying to impress his girlfriend’s family by speaking Catalan can backfire), he still can’t live without his porridge...

McNamee admits he is probably most proud of Kona 2017 but most embarrassed by 2019, and says the thing that that scares him most is wasting chances.

Triathlon is pretty good at dishing out physical pain and David’s toughest moment in that area came at the World U23 Championships in Beijing in 2011. Though it did have the most silver of linings.

“I got dropped three times on the final run lap by the front group and somehow managed to find my way back. I won the silver medal and spent the next five days completely exhausted.”

McNamee, who says we need to wait 10 years before asking about his legacy, is driven by the desire for constant improvement and sees Germany as his biggest rival (“they always win Kona”).

In terms of the triathlon discplines, David tells us: “Running is my favourite as you can do it anywhere in the world and it’s a great way to see new places.

“After 24 years in a pool I have a love/hate relationship with following the black line.”

Current PTO World Ranking Points
20
PTO US Open 2023
88.81
PTO European Open 2023
84.56
PTO Asian Open 2023
81.84
Sum / 3
85.07
Ranking History
#1#58#115#172#229201520162017201820192020202120222023*20242015Overall69.79 pts#71Swim89.21 pts#44Bike53.94 pts#225Run84.63 pts#162016Overall75.26 pts#63Swim92.12 pts#34Bike58.21 pts#223Run92.63 pts#112017Overall91.94 pts#14Swim91.22 pts#28Bike77.12 pts#101Run96.01 pts#82018Overall97.42 pts#9Swim88.10 pts#48Bike80.92 pts#75Run102.18 pts#52019Overall87.06 pts#29Swim88.57 pts#56Bike77.50 pts#93Run96.77 pts#112020Overall76.95 pts#55Swim88.04 pts#50Bike73.19 pts#104Run91.94 pts#132021Overall64.10 pts#106Swim80.55 pts#102Bike79.54 pts#60Run83.69 pts#462022Overall87.91 pts#37Swim95.57 pts#50Bike71.94 pts#164Run85.97 pts#702023Overall85.07 pts#17Swim80.36 pts#40Bike81.89 pts#39Run88.55 pts#82024Overall85.07 pts#20Swim80.36 pts#44Bike81.89 pts#38Run88.55 pts#10

* New PTO World Ranking System implemented.

Results
52 Races7
1
6
2
7
3
2024
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallSOFT100 LogoPoints
14 Apr
4
Singapore T100
25:14
1:52:47
1:05:51
3:26:03
91.5922-
09 Mar
DNF
Miami T100
23:49
1:55:31
--:--
--:--
0
92.46--
2023
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallSOFPoints
16 Sep
2
Ironman Italy
47:28
4:15:18
2:34:50
7:43:15
76.98
76.9276.98
20 Aug
10
PTO Asian Open
26:03
1:56:29
1:08:33
3:33:08
81.84
92.0281.84
04 Aug
7
PTO US Open
26:37
1:48:43
1:00:59
3:18:52
88.81
92.4688.81
04 Jun
2
Challenge Salou
23:40
1:46:45
1:15:53
3:26:18
75.21
70.9175.21
21 May
6
Challenge "The Championship" Samorin
22:28
1:55:38
1:12:00
3:34:35
78.72
86.0678.72
06 May
11
PTO European Open
23:50
1:53:03
1:00:31
3:19:26
84.56
90.7684.56
10 Mar
5
Clash Miami
20:19
1:21:33
54:46
2:37:44
72
84.972.00
2022
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallSOFPoints
08 Oct
DNF
Ironman Hawaii
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
91.45-
24 Jul
17
PTO Canadian Open
26:31
1:49:34
1:01:21
3:19:06
76.68
84.8776.68
26 Jun
17
Ironman 70.3 Elsinore
22:23
2:26:28
1:13:21
4:08:13
43.89
76.643.89
11 Jun
2
Zarauzko Triathlon
36:40
2:07:51
1:11:35
3:58:19
62.29
56.6962.29
07 May
9
Ironman St. George World Championships
48:14
4:27:06
2:46:09
8:04:35
81.44
80.0981.44
02 Apr
12
Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
22:38
2:16:56
1:11:57
3:56:01
52.48
79.8552.48
19 Mar
DNF
Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
69.36-
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
12 Sep
DNF
Challenge Almere
47:26
--:--
--:--
--:--
07:34:29-
15 Aug
3
Ironman Frankfurt
49:50
4:25:03
2:42:58
8:02:28
97.8977
08:00:5797.90
04 Jul
13
Ironman 70.3 Andorra
24:08
2:56:21
1:14:18
4:39:14
37.3599
04:15:1537.36
01 May
22
Ironman 70.3 St. George
23:16
2:09:28
1:21:23
3:58:11
57.0485
03:43:4657.05
2020
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
06 Sep
6
Ironman 70.3 Les Sables D'Olonne
23:38
2:08:41
1:14:31
3:50:05
69.6557
03:40:0469.66
07 Feb
14
Ironman 70.3 Dubai
23:29
1:59:30
1:18:51
3:46:23
43.2817
03:28:3843.28
2019
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
12 Oct
DNF
Ironman Hawaii
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
08:03:00-
24 Aug
2
Ironman 70.3 Vichy
23:08
2:22:38
1:08:19
3:58:27
69.4444
03:48:0069.44
07 Jul
5
Challenge Roth
50:21
4:31:39
2:41:01
8:05:50
82.4666
07:53:2382.47
02 Jun
9
Challenge "The Championship" Samorin
23:43
2:00:26
1:14:13
3:43:39
78.7245
03:36:4478.72
19 May
2
Ironman 70.3 Barcelona
23:19
2:25:22
1:14:28
4:06:36
68.182
03:55:2268.18
07 Apr
11
Ironman South Africa
26:00
4:52:13
2:41:24
8:04:47
59.5473
07:37:0359.55
2018
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
13 Oct
3
Ironman Hawaii
49:31
4:21:18
2:46:03
8:01:09
99.9769
08:01:0899.98
25 Aug
DNF
Ironman 70.3 Vichy
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:38:27-
01 Jul
15
Ironman Austria
46:56
4:33:40
3:30:41
8:55:55
21.6654
07:59:3421.67
20 May
2
Ironman 70.3 Barcelona
22:46
2:25:42
1:12:32
4:04:45
73.9616
03:55:3373.96
29 Apr
1
Ironman 70.3 Marbella
--:--
--:--
--:--
3:57:46
74.0751
03:48:5274.08
2017
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
14 Oct
3
Ironman Hawaii
48:40
4:28:55
2:45:30
8:07:11
106.281
08:11:49106.28
20 Aug
1
Ironman 70.3 Dublin
24:15
2:09:39
1:11:42
3:48:14
83.5379
03:42:4483.54
28 May
1
Challenge Salou
24:03
1:54:49
1:07:12
3:26:04
58.0468
03:13:5258.05
13 May
1
Ironman 70.3 Mallorca
22:58
2:16:37
1:13:41
3:56:49
73.4602
03:47:4573.46
02 Apr
3
Ironman South Africa
49:09
4:28:45
2:45:36
8:07:31
86.0151
07:57:3086.02
2016
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
08 Oct
13
Ironman Hawaii
48:06
4:45:36
2:49:56
8:28:05
76.9218
08:11:0576.92
04 Sep
4
Challenge Walchsee
22:26
2:11:53
1:16:20
3:53:44
61.6419
03:41:0161.64
24 Jul
1
Challenge Poznan Half
22:36
2:08:23
1:19:05
3:54:22
50.1134
03:38:0350.11
24 Jun
1
Challenge Galway Half
--:--
--:--
--:--
3:51:47
61.9974
03:39:1762.00
21 May
3
Ironman Lanzarote
47:03
5:01:39
2:51:51
8:46:36
71.3245
08:24:5371.32
01 May
4
Ironman 70.3 Pays d'Aix
--:--
2:22:00
1:10:26
3:34:22
0
--
2015
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
10 Oct
11
Ironman Hawaii
52:31
4:45:49
2:49:52
8:32:27
77.5193
08:15:4477.52
19 Sep
4
Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote
23:51
2:27:18
1:15:32
4:09:45
58.8087
03:55:1358.81
19 Jul
1
Ironman UK
48:01
5:02:34
2:51:48
8:46:37
64.8386
08:20:1464.84
07 Jun
3
Ironman 70.3 Kraichgau
24:20
2:19:01
1:14:01
4:00:25
58.6738
03:46:2358.67
17 May
6
Ironman 70.3 Barcelona
24:26
2:28:44
1:16:24
4:12:04
51.8374
03:55:0551.84
09 May
3
Ironman 70.3 Mallorca
22:34
2:18:55
1:13:31
3:59:43
59.1204
03:45:5259.12
29 Mar
7
Ironman South Africa
49:27
4:54:41
2:54:55
8:43:35
64.8359
08:17:2164.84
27 Feb
21
Challenge Dubai
22:31
2:15:43
1:13:33
3:55:03
67.009
03:43:5867.01
Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2024
85
20
2023
85
17
2022
87
37
2021
64
106
2020
76
55
2019
87
29
2018
97
9
2017
91
14
2016
75
63
2015
69
71
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2024
80
44
2023
80
40
2022
95
50
2021
80
102
2020
88
50
2019
88
56
2018
88
48
2017
91
28
2016
92
34
2015
89
44
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2024
81
38
2023
81
39
2022
71
164
2021
79
60
2020
73
104
2019
77
93
2018
80
75
2017
77
101
2016
58
223
2015
53
225
Run
Year
Points
Position
2024
88
10
2023
88
8
2022
85
70
2021
83
46
2020
91
13
2019
96
11
2018
102
5
2017
96
8
2016
92
11
2015
84
16
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