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David Plese

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164
World Rank
1
National
238
Swim
171
Bike
159
Run
Slovenia
Weight
-
Height
1.90m
Age
40
DOB
15 Aug 1983
 
 
 
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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
164
Ironman Texas 2023
Best FD +5%
73.99
Ironman 70.3 Bahrain 2023
52.64
Ironman Florida 2023
52.49
Sum / 3
59.71
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#1602024Overall59.71 pts#164Swim44.46 pts#238Bike58.82 pts#171Run57.90 pts#159

* New PTO World Ranking System implemented.

Rivals
wins / races
Results
63 Races1
1
4
2
3
3
2023
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallSOFPoints
08 Dec
18
Ironman 70.3 Bahrain
26:01
2:03:01
1:16:24
3:48:59
52.64
82.2752.64
04 Nov
14
Ironman Florida
55:46
4:14:06
2:50:47
8:07:43
52.49
87.2152.49
16 Sep
DNF
Ironman Italy
50:39
4:23:08
--:--
--:--
0
76.92-
04 Jun
DNF
Ironman Hamburg
53:06
--:--
--:--
--:--
0
83.89-
22 Apr
7
Ironman Texas
52:46
4:14:15
2:51:17
8:03:57
70.47
80.2670.47
2022
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallSOFPoints
08 Oct
32
Ironman Hawaii
52:55
4:29:26
3:02:35
8:30:00
60.11
91.4560.11
21 Aug
4
Ironman Mont Tremblant
51:49
4:30:20
2:51:20
8:18:24
67.12
69.9567.12
23 Apr
DNF
Ironman Texas
52:52
--:--
--:--
--:--
69.85-
05 Mar
8
Ironman 70.3 Dubai
25:32
2:00:46
1:16:37
3:45:17
44.15
72.3544.15
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
19 Sep
DNF
Ironman Austria
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
07:45:57-
05 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 Frankfurt
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
06 Dec
32
Challenge Daytona
25:10
1:46:31
1:02:02
3:16:28
59.1249
03:05:0759.12
07 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
07 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 Frankfurt
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
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
08 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
01 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
02 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-
02 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
08 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
05 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
04 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
09 May
9
Ironman 70.3 Mallorca
24:56
2:20:12
1:15:56
4:06:02
40.4762
03:45:5240.48
05 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
06 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
06 Jul
6
Ironman Frankfurt
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
03 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
2024
59
164
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
Position
2024
44
238
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
Position
2024
58
171
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
Position
2024
57
159
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
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