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David Plese

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177
World Rank
1
National
289
Swim
167
Bike
171
Run
Slovenia
Weight
-
Height
1.90m
Age
40
Born
1983
 
 
 
Biography

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.

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Current PTO World Ranking Points
177
Ironman Texas 2024
Bonus +5%
66.36
Ironman 70.3 Bahrain 2023
52.64
Ironman Florida 2023
52.49
Sum / 3
57.16
Ranking History
#12#97#182#267#352201220132014201520162017201820192020202120222023*20242012Overall20.80 pts#140Swim15.37 pts#327Bike25.36 pts#207Run44.25 pts#1112013Overall55.08 pts#47Swim32.73 pts#238Bike60.66 pts#59Run77.22 pts#172014Overall66.11 pts#52Swim52.59 pts#216Bike72.19 pts#44Run75.97 pts#312015Overall66.20 pts#79Swim59.39 pts#234Bike72.19 pts#84Run81.58 pts#262016Overall70.78 pts#77Swim59.39 pts#274Bike78.90 pts#72Run83.10 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#372020Overall73.89 pts#69Swim65.95 pts#189Bike75.81 pts#87Run77.74 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#2272023Overall59.71 pts#165Swim44.46 pts#232Bike58.82 pts#171Run57.90 pts#1602024Overall57.16 pts#177Swim38.90 pts#289Bike59.82 pts#167Run55.62 pts#171

* New PTO World Ranking System implemented.

Results

64 Races1
1
4
2
3
3

2024

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
27 Apr
13
GoldIronman Texas54:094:15:342:53:108:08:35
63.2
84.04
63.20
Swim54:09
Bike4:15:34
Run2:53:10

2023

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
08 Dec
18
GoldIronman 70.3 Bahrain26:012:03:011:16:243:48:59
52.64
82.27
52.64
Swim26:01
Bike2:03:01
Run1:16:24
04 Nov
14
SilverIronman Florida55:464:14:062:50:478:07:43
52.49
87.21
52.49
Swim55:46
Bike4:14:06
Run2:50:47
16 Sep
DNF
SilverIronman Italy50:394:23:08--:----:--
0
76.92
-
Swim50:39
Bike4:23:08
Run--:--
04 Jun
DNF
GoldIronman Hamburg53:06--:----:----:--
0
83.89
-
Swim53:06
Bike--:--
Run--:--
22 Apr
7
GoldIronman Texas52:464:14:152:51:178:03:57
70.47
80.26
70.47
Swim52:46
Bike4:14:15
Run2:51:17

2022

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
08 Oct
32
DiamondIronman Hawaii52:554:29:263:02:358:30:00
60.11
91.45
60.11
Swim52:55
Bike4:29:26
Run3:02:35
21 Aug
4
SilverIronman Mont Tremblant51:494:30:202:51:208:18:24
67.12
69.95
67.12
Swim51:49
Bike4:30:20
Run2:51:20
23 Apr
DNF
SilverIronman Texas52:52--:----:----:--
69.85
-
Swim52:52
Bike--:--
Run--:--
05 Mar
8
BronzeIronman 70.3 Dubai25:322:00:461:16:373:45:17
44.15
72.35
44.15
Swim25:32
Bike2:00:46
Run1:16:37

2021

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
19 Sep
DNF
Ironman Austria--:----:----:----:--
07:45:57
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
05 Sep
5
Ironman Switzerland38:234:23:202:49:167:54:30
73.232
07:36:11
73.23
Swim38:23
Bike4:23:20
Run2:49:16
22 Aug
6
Ironman Copenhagen49:074:11:562:52:107:58:04
78.7267
07:43:17
78.73
Swim49:07
Bike4:11:56
Run2:52:10
15 Aug
11
Ironman Frankfurt54:004:36:592:48:508:25:41
65.716
08:00:57
65.72
Swim54:00
Bike4:36:59
Run2:48:50
23 May
11
Ironman Tulsa50:134:27:282:44:508:07:02
78.2317
07:51:38
78.23
Swim50:13
Bike4:27:28
Run2:44:50
12 Mar
19
Ironman 70.3 Dubai26:101:57:561:13:413:42:05
59.2823
03:29:18
59.28
Swim26:10
Bike1:57:56
Run1:13:41

2020

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
06 Dec
32
Challenge Daytona25:101:46:311:02:023:16:28
59.1249
03:05:07
59.12
Swim25:10
Bike1:46:31
Run1:02:02
07 Nov
9
Ironman Florida55:274:16:483:03:068:22:54
52.5483
07:49:29
52.55
Swim55:27
Bike4:16:48
Run3:03:06

2019

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
12 Oct
26
Ironman Hawaii52:284:31:562:59:568:30:03
62.6639
08:03:00
62.66
Swim52:28
Bike4:31:56
Run2:59:56
07 Jul
3
Ironman Austria52:114:32:092:56:138:25:59
70.3434
08:04:26
70.34
Swim52:11
Bike4:32:09
Run2:56:13
30 Jun
DNF
Ironman Frankfurt--:----:----:----:--
08:06:34
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
27 Apr
2
Ironman Texas52:084:17:412:46:228:01:50
88.6489
07:53:46
88.65
Swim52:08
Bike4:17:41
Run2:46:22

2018

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
08 Dec
12
Ironman 70.3 Bahrain23:002:06:471:18:363:52:56
18.5268
03:27:34
18.53
Swim23:00
Bike2:06:47
Run1:18:36
18 Nov
4
Ironman Arizona55:034:18:142:52:338:11:37
71.8758
07:51:43
71.88
Swim55:03
Bike4:18:14
Run2:52:33
13 Oct
21
Ironman Hawaii54:024:12:273:11:288:23:33
68.9391
08:01:08
68.94
Swim54:02
Bike4:12:27
Run3:11:28
29 Jul
2
Ironman Switzerland51:444:19:042:57:388:13:27
83.8326
08:01:46
83.83
Swim51:44
Bike4:19:04
Run2:57:38
01 Jul
4
Ironman Austria51:554:30:072:48:598:16:01
77.1321
07:59:34
77.13
Swim51:55
Bike4:30:07
Run2:48:59
10 Jun
9
Ironman Cairns55:024:26:512:51:368:18:35
63.2229
07:52:31
63.22
Swim55:02
Bike4:26:51
Run2:51:36
28 Apr
12
Ironman Texas54:094:13:362:47:078:00:33
66.4627
07:37:32
66.46
Swim54:09
Bike4:13:36
Run2:47:07
02 Feb
14
Ironman 70.3 Dubai25:232:04:201:16:083:50:22
54.119
03:35:32
54.12
Swim25:23
Bike2:04:20
Run1:16:08

2017

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
25 Nov
10
Ironman 70.3 Bahrain25:432:04:251:20:483:54:07
56.8996
03:39:54
56.90
Swim25:43
Bike2:04:25
Run1:20:48
14 Oct
DNF
Ironman Hawaii--:----:----:----:--
08:11:49
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
02 Jul
4
Ironman Austria52:564:30:492:50:048:19:13
67.5326
07:56:02
67.53
Swim52:56
Bike4:30:49
Run2:50:04
22 Apr
8
Ironman Texas55:144:13:292:51:058:05:08
75.815
07:48:09
75.81
Swim55:14
Bike4:13:29
Run2:51:05
27 Jan
5
Ironman 70.3 Dubai26:442:01:351:13:493:46:04
65.902
03:35:04
65.90
Swim26:44
Bike2:01:35
Run1:13:49

2016

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
10 Dec
5
Ironman 70.3 Bahrain28:282:01:221:14:013:49:16
68.9061
03:39:03
68.91
Swim28:28
Bike2:01:22
Run1:14:01
20 Nov
4
Ironman Arizona53:574:20:462:45:178:04:29
71.1445
07:44:23
71.14
Swim53:57
Bike4:20:46
Run2:45:17
08 Oct
17
Ironman Hawaii52:334:31:053:02:598:32:05
71.4916
08:11:05
71.49
Swim52:33
Bike4:31:05
Run3:02:59
24 Jul
5
Ironman Switzerland55:534:44:122:52:468:36:50
53.2027
08:02:56
53.20
Swim55:53
Bike4:44:12
Run2:52:46
26 Jun
4
Ironman Austria--:----:----:--8:13:57
69.7109
07:52:29
69.71
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
22 May
7
Ironman 70.3 Austria28:562:18:581:13:294:06:13
36.216
03:44:43
36.22
Swim28:56
Bike2:18:58
Run1:13:29
10 Apr
17
Ironman South Africa55:054:38:353:15:078:53:38
28.3293
08:01:50
28.33
Swim55:05
Bike4:38:35
Run3:15:07
29 Jan
11
Ironman 70.3 Dubai18:272:13:541:18:133:53:44
0
-
-
Swim18:27
Bike2:13:54
Run1:18:13

2015

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
05 Dec
4
Ironman 70.3 Bahrain--:--1:57:571:15:263:15:24
0
-
-
Swim--:--
Bike1:57:57
Run1:15:26
15 Nov
8
Ironman Arizona53:284:25:502:53:218:17:06
54.642
07:45:26
54.64
Swim53:28
Bike4:25:50
Run2:53:21
04 Oct
1
Ironman Barcelona50:394:25:282:43:388:02:20
59.6145
07:34:47
59.61
Swim50:39
Bike4:25:28
Run2:43:38
19 Jul
6
Ironman Switzerland55:124:48:153:08:298:56:19
34.7685
08:08:31
34.77
Swim55:12
Bike4:48:15
Run3:08:29
28 Jun
4
Ironman Austria50:244:35:512:46:258:17:54
58.0635
07:48:26
58.06
Swim50:24
Bike4:35:51
Run2:46:25
16 May
9
Ironman Texas54:594:21:203:14:378:36:32
43.9645
07:56:29
43.96
Swim54:59
Bike4:21:20
Run3:14:37
09 May
9
Ironman 70.3 Mallorca24:562:20:121:15:564:06:02
40.4762
03:45:52
40.48
Swim24:56
Bike2:20:12
Run1:15:56
05 Apr
4
Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya27:252:11:521:39:344:21:50
0
03:46:57
-
Swim27:25
Bike2:11:52
Run1:39:34
29 Mar
17
Ironman South Africa52:094:57:093:10:279:04:55
36.2398
08:17:21
36.24
Swim52:09
Bike4:57:09
Run3:10:27
27 Feb
28
Challenge Dubai25:452:12:561:17:413:59:55
52.5227
03:43:58
52.52
Swim25:45
Bike2:12:56
Run1:17:41

2014

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
06 Dec
20
Challenge Bahrain22:492:02:571:29:353:58:48
22.5676
03:33:57
22.57
Swim22:49
Bike2:02:57
Run1:29:35
11 Oct
DNF
Ironman Hawaii--:----:----:----:--
08:12:08
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
27 Jul
2
Ironman Switzerland56:444:37:352:54:518:34:13
62.7424
08:07:00
62.74
Swim56:44
Bike4:37:35
Run2:54:51
06 Jul
6
Ironman Frankfurt49:334:29:562:57:018:21:04
59.345
07:52:16
59.34
Swim49:33
Bike4:29:56
Run2:57:01
29 Jun
3
Ironman Austria49:574:23:522:44:068:02:54
76.2424
07:46:17
76.24
Swim49:57
Bike4:23:52
Run2:44:06
25 May
13
Ironman 70.3 Austria27:572:14:281:14:114:01:12
43.4825
03:42:21
43.48
Swim27:57
Bike2:14:28
Run1:14:11

2013

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
12 Oct
27
Ironman Hawaii57:504:56:343:01:499:00:59
28.0725
08:08:18
28.07
Swim57:50
Bike4:56:34
Run3:01:49
17 Aug
2
Ironman Sweden53:564:35:492:48:408:22:01
56.45
07:51:14
56.45
Swim53:56
Bike4:35:49
Run2:48:40
28 Jul
7
Ironman Switzerland1:00:204:43:483:08:588:57:16
39.3037
08:12:26
39.30
Swim1:00:20
Bike4:43:48
Run3:08:58
30 Jun
3
Ironman Austria49:054:25:492:59:298:19:13
46.4002
07:42:04
46.40
Swim49:05
Bike4:25:49
Run2:59:29

2012

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
03 Nov
4
Ironman Florida57:464:24:212:47:018:14:28
62.3985
07:48:04
62.40
Swim57:46
Bike4:24:21
Run2:47:01

Ranking per Season

Overall

Year
Points
Pos
2024
57
177
2023
59
165
2022
59
151
2021
76
56
2020
73
69
2019
83
50
2018
78
62
2017
72
77
2016
70
77
2015
66
79
2014
66
52
2013
55
47
2012
20
140

Swim

Year
Points
Pos
2024
38
289
2023
44
232
2022
72
227
2021
71
159
2020
65
189
2019
70
213
2018
61
273
2017
54
350
2016
59
274
2015
59
234
2014
52
216
2013
32
238
2012
15
327

Bike

Year
Points
Pos
2024
59
167
2023
58
171
2022
65
216
2021
75
84
2020
75
87
2019
94
23
2018
94
17
2017
82
68
2016
78
72
2015
72
84
2014
72
44
2013
60
59
2012
25
207

Run

Year
Points
Pos
2024
55
171
2023
57
160
2022
61
227
2021
79
65
2020
77
50
2019
85
37
2018
81
48
2017
78
61
2016
83
34
2015
81
26
2014
75
31
2013
77
17
2012
44
111
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