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David Plese
Slovenia
World Rank
151
Height
1.90m
Age
39
DOB
08/15/83
81%Swim81%Bike77%Run75%Overall
Athletes are measured as a percentage (for each discipline and overall) based on a relative comparison to the #1 ranked athlete who's rated at 100%.
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David Plese

David Plese was a former Slovenian National Champion over the Olympic distance before he turned his attentions to the IRONMAN circuit in 2013. He now represents the Bahrain Endurance 13 team and lives in Manama.

David’s first Olympic-distance triathlon consisted of him just about completing the swim, completing the bike stage on a mountain bike (rather than a road bike) and having his pedal fall off. Somehow, he still completed.

Turning professional in 2011, David spent the early years of his career competing over the Sprint and Olympic distances with the ambition of being an Olympian.

Despite swimming to a good standard, David believes it was that discipline that “just didn’t work” over the shorter-distance triathlons. His Olympic dream subsided, replaced by a will to succeed over longer distances.

David was victorious at IRONMAN Barcelona in 2015 and has continued to showcase elite talent over the full distance. Further podium finishes followed in Switzerland (2018), Texas (2019) and Austria (2019).

His favourite race is the World Championship in Kona, an event he has qualified for on multiple occasions, and where one day he would love to stand on the top of the podium.

David so easily could have taken a different career path, he is also a law-school graduate, but the 2004 Olympics in Athens piqued his interest in the sport and a career as a professional triathlete was the result.

Away from the course, Plese has a keen interest in other sports and follows motorcycling, basketball, tennis and skiing to name but a few. The one thing he can’t live without meanwhile is his sleep.

The best advice David has received in his career to date includes eating and drinking more when competing in a race and he takes a “consistent approach” to training.

Current PTO World Ranking Points
151
2022 Ironman Mont Tremblant
Best 2022 FD +10%
82.50
2022 Ironman Hawaii
51.18
2022 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
43.45
Sum / 3
59.04
Ranking History
#12#97#182#267#352201220132014201520162017201820192020202120222012Overall62.40 pts#140Swim30.74 pts#327Bike50.72 pts#207Run88.50 pts#1112013Overall165.25 pts#47Swim65.47 pts#238Bike121.32 pts#59Run154.45 pts#172014Overall198.33 pts#52Swim105.19 pts#216Bike144.38 pts#44Run151.93 pts#312015Overall198.60 pts#79Swim118.78 pts#234Bike144.38 pts#84Run163.16 pts#262016Overall212.35 pts#77Swim118.78 pts#274Bike157.81 pts#72Run166.21 pts#342017Overall72.82 pts#77Swim54.42 pts#350Bike82.19 pts#68Run78.31 pts#612018Overall78.93 pts#62Swim61.83 pts#273Bike94.60 pts#17Run81.53 pts#482019Overall83.20 pts#50Swim70.73 pts#213Bike94.60 pts#23Run85.71 pts#372020Overall221.66 pts#69Swim131.90 pts#189Bike151.61 pts#87Run155.47 pts#502021Overall76.73 pts#56Swim71.75 pts#159Bike75.43 pts#84Run79.51 pts#652022Overall59.04 pts#151Swim72.95 pts#227Bike65.33 pts#216Run61.17 pts#227
Results
58 Races1
1
4
2
3
3
2022
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
8 Oct
32
Ironman Hawaii
52:55
4:29:26
3:02:35
8:30:00
51.1785
07:55:1251.18
21 Aug
4
Ironman Mont Tremblant
51:49
4:30:20
2:51:20
8:18:24
74.9968
08:00:2375.00
23 Apr
DNF
Ironman Texas
52:52
--:--
--:--
--:--
07:57:42-
5 Mar
8
Ironman 70.3 Dubai
25:32
2:00:46
1:16:37
3:45:17
43.4457
03:27:4043.45
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
19 Sep
DNF
Ironman Austria
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
07:45:57-
5 Sep
5
Ironman Switzerland
38:23
4:23:20
2:49:16
7:54:30
73.232
07:36:1173.23
22 Aug
6
Ironman Copenhagen
49:07
4:11:56
2:52:10
7:58:04
78.7267
07:43:1778.73
15 Aug
11
Ironman Germany
54:00
4:36:59
2:48:50
8:25:41
65.716
08:00:5765.72
23 May
11
Ironman Tulsa
50:13
4:27:28
2:44:50
8:07:02
78.2317
07:51:3878.23
12 Mar
19
Ironman 70.3 Dubai
26:10
1:57:56
1:13:41
3:42:05
59.2823
03:29:1859.28
2020
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
6 Dec
32
Challenge Daytona
25:10
1:46:31
1:02:02
3:16:28
59.1249
03:05:0759.12
7 Nov
9
Ironman Florida
55:27
4:16:48
3:03:06
8:22:54
52.5483
07:49:2952.55
2019
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
12 Oct
26
Ironman Hawaii
52:28
4:31:56
2:59:56
8:30:03
62.6639
08:03:0062.66
7 Jul
3
Ironman Austria
52:11
4:32:09
2:56:13
8:25:59
70.3434
08:04:2670.34
30 Jun
DNF
Ironman Germany
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
08:06:34-
27 Apr
2
Ironman Texas
52:08
4:17:41
2:46:22
8:01:50
88.6489
07:53:4688.65
2018
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
8 Dec
12
Ironman 70.3 Bahrain
23:00
2:06:47
1:18:36
3:52:56
18.5268
03:27:3418.53
18 Nov
4
Ironman Arizona
55:03
4:18:14
2:52:33
8:11:37
71.8758
07:51:4371.88
13 Oct
21
Ironman Hawaii
54:02
4:12:27
3:11:28
8:23:33
68.9391
08:01:0868.94
29 Jul
2
Ironman Switzerland
51:44
4:19:04
2:57:38
8:13:27
83.8326
08:01:4683.83
1 Jul
4
Ironman Austria
51:55
4:30:07
2:48:59
8:16:01
77.1321
07:59:3477.13
10 Jun
9
Ironman Cairns
55:02
4:26:51
2:51:36
8:18:35
63.2229
07:52:3163.22
28 Apr
12
Ironman Texas
54:09
4:13:36
2:47:07
8:00:33
66.4627
07:37:3266.46
2 Feb
14
Ironman 70.3 Dubai
25:23
2:04:20
1:16:08
3:50:22
54.119
03:35:3254.12
2017
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
25 Nov
10
Ironman 70.3 Bahrain
25:43
2:04:25
1:20:48
3:54:07
56.8996
03:39:5456.90
14 Oct
DNF
Ironman Hawaii
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
08:11:49-
2 Jul
4
Ironman Austria
52:56
4:30:49
2:50:04
8:19:13
67.5326
07:56:0267.53
22 Apr
8
Ironman Texas
55:14
4:13:29
2:51:05
8:05:08
75.815
07:48:0975.81
27 Jan
5
Ironman 70.3 Dubai
26:44
2:01:35
1:13:49
3:46:04
65.902
03:35:0465.90
2016
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
10 Dec
5
Ironman 70.3 Bahrain
28:28
2:01:22
1:14:01
3:49:16
68.9061
03:39:0368.91
20 Nov
4
Ironman Arizona
53:57
4:20:46
2:45:17
8:04:29
71.1445
07:44:2371.14
8 Oct
17
Ironman Hawaii
52:33
4:31:05
3:02:59
8:32:05
71.4916
08:11:0571.49
24 Jul
5
Ironman Switzerland
55:53
4:44:12
2:52:46
8:36:50
53.2027
08:02:5653.20
26 Jun
4
Ironman Austria
--:--
--:--
--:--
8:13:57
69.7109
07:52:2969.71
22 May
7
Ironman 70.3 Austria
28:56
2:18:58
1:13:29
4:06:13
36.216
03:44:4336.22
10 Apr
17
Ironman South Africa
55:05
4:38:35
3:15:07
8:53:38
28.3293
08:01:5028.33
29 Jan
11
Ironman 70.3 Dubai
18:27
2:13:54
1:18:13
3:53:44
0
--
2015
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
5 Dec
4
Ironman 70.3 Bahrain
--:--
1:57:57
1:15:26
3:15:24
0
--
15 Nov
8
Ironman Arizona
53:28
4:25:50
2:53:21
8:17:06
54.642
07:45:2654.64
4 Oct
1
Ironman Barcelona
50:39
4:25:28
2:43:38
8:02:20
59.6145
07:34:4759.61
19 Jul
6
Ironman Switzerland
55:12
4:48:15
3:08:29
8:56:19
34.7685
08:08:3134.77
28 Jun
4
Ironman Austria
50:24
4:35:51
2:46:25
8:17:54
58.0635
07:48:2658.06
16 May
9
Ironman Texas
54:59
4:21:20
3:14:37
8:36:32
43.9645
07:56:2943.96
9 May
9
Ironman 70.3 Mallorca
24:56
2:20:12
1:15:56
4:06:02
40.4762
03:45:5240.48
5 Apr
4
Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya
27:25
2:11:52
1:39:34
4:21:50
0
03:46:57-
29 Mar
17
Ironman South Africa
52:09
4:57:09
3:10:27
9:04:55
36.2398
08:17:2136.24
27 Feb
28
Challenge Dubai
25:45
2:12:56
1:17:41
3:59:55
52.5227
03:43:5852.52
2014
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
6 Dec
20
Challenge Bahrain
22:49
2:02:57
1:29:35
3:58:48
22.5676
03:33:5722.57
11 Oct
DNF
Ironman Hawaii
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
08:12:08-
27 Jul
2
Ironman Switzerland
56:44
4:37:35
2:54:51
8:34:13
62.7424
08:07:0062.74
6 Jul
6
Ironman Germany
49:33
4:29:56
2:57:01
8:21:04
59.345
07:52:1659.34
29 Jun
3
Ironman Austria
49:57
4:23:52
2:44:06
8:02:54
76.2424
07:46:1776.24
25 May
13
Ironman 70.3 Austria
27:57
2:14:28
1:14:11
4:01:12
43.4825
03:42:2143.48
2013
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
12 Oct
27
Ironman Hawaii
57:50
4:56:34
3:01:49
9:00:59
28.0725
08:08:1828.07
17 Aug
2
Ironman Sweden
53:56
4:35:49
2:48:40
8:22:01
56.45
07:51:1456.45
28 Jul
7
Ironman Switzerland
1:00:20
4:43:48
3:08:58
8:57:16
39.3037
08:12:2639.30
30 Jun
3
Ironman Austria
49:05
4:25:49
2:59:29
8:19:13
46.4002
07:42:0446.40
2012
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
3 Nov
4
Ironman Florida
57:46
4:24:21
2:47:01
8:14:28
62.3985
07:48:0462.40
Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2022
59
151
2021
76
56
2020
221
69
2019
83
50
2018
78
62
2017
72
77
2016
212
77
2015
198
79
2014
198
52
2013
165
47
2012
62
140
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2022
72
227
2021
71
159
2020
131
189
2019
70
213
2018
61
273
2017
54
350
2016
118
274
2015
118
234
2014
105
216
2013
65
238
2012
30
327
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2022
65
216
2021
75
84
2020
151
87
2019
94
23
2018
94
17
2017
82
68
2016
157
72
2015
144
84
2014
144
44
2013
121
59
2012
50
207
Run
Year
Points
Position
2022
61
227
2021
79
65
2020
155
50
2019
85
37
2018
81
48
2017
78
61
2016
166
34
2015
163
26
2014
151
31
2013
154
17
2012
88
111
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