David Plese
David Plese
Country
World Rank
66
Height
1.90m
Age
37
DOB
08/15/83
79%Swim85%Bike88%Run85%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
66
2021 IM Tulsa
78.23
Average best 3 races 2019/2020
73.89
Average
76.06
Ranking History
#12#97#182#267#35220122013201420152016201720182019202020212012Overall62.3985 pts#140Swim30.7367 pts#327Bike50.7203 pts#207Run88.5022 pts#1112013Overall165.249 pts#47Swim65.4694 pts#238Bike121.32 pts#59Run154.447 pts#172014Overall198.33 pts#52Swim105.189 pts#216Bike144.375 pts#44Run151.933 pts#312015Overall198.599 pts#79Swim118.781 pts#234Bike144.375 pts#84Run163.164 pts#262016Overall212.347 pts#77Swim118.781 pts#274Bike157.806 pts#72Run166.205 pts#342017Overall218.451 pts#77Swim108.838 pts#350Bike164.388 pts#68Run156.619 pts#612018Overall236.78 pts#62Swim123.659 pts#273Bike189.195 pts#17Run163.055 pts#482019Overall249.614 pts#50Swim141.468 pts#213Bike189.195 pts#23Run171.425 pts#372020Overall221.656 pts#69Swim131.903 pts#189Bike151.611 pts#87Run155.473 pts#502021Overall76.0585 pts#66Swim61.8116 pts#213Bike73.3635 pts#99Run79.3645 pts#53
Results
50 Races1
1
4
2
3
3
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
23 May
11
IM Tulsa
50:13
4:27:28
2:44:50
8:07:02
78.2317
07:51:3878.23
12 Mar
19
IM 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
IM 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
IM Hawaii
52:28
4:31:56
2:59:56
8:30:03
62.6639
08:03:0062.66
7 Jul
3
IM Austria
52:11
4:32:09
2:56:13
8:25:59
70.3434
08:04:2670.34
30 Jun
DNF
IM Germany
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
08:06:34-
27 Apr
2
IM 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
IM 70.3 Bahrain
23:00
2:06:47
1:18:36
3:52:56
18.5268
03:27:3418.53
18 Nov
4
IM Arizona
55:03
4:18:14
2:52:33
8:11:37
71.8758
07:51:4371.88
13 Oct
21
IM Hawaii
54:02
4:12:27
3:11:28
8:23:33
68.9391
08:01:0868.94
29 Jul
2
IM Switzerland
51:44
4:19:04
2:57:38
8:13:27
83.8326
08:01:4683.83
1 Jul
4
IM Austria
51:55
4:30:07
2:48:59
8:16:01
77.1321
07:59:3477.13
10 Jun
9
IM Cairns
55:02
4:26:51
2:51:36
8:18:35
63.2229
07:52:3163.22
28 Apr
12
IM Texas
54:09
4:13:36
2:47:07
8:00:33
66.4627
07:37:3266.46
2 Feb
14
IM 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
IM 70.3 Bahrain
25:43
2:04:25
1:20:48
3:54:07
56.8996
03:39:5456.90
14 Oct
DNF
IM Hawaii
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
08:11:49-
2 Jul
4
IM Austria
52:56
4:30:49
2:50:04
8:19:13
67.5326
07:56:0267.53
22 Apr
8
IM Texas
55:14
4:13:29
2:51:05
8:05:08
75.815
07:48:0975.81
27 Jan
5
IM 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
IM 70.3 Bahrain
28:28
2:01:22
1:14:01
3:49:16
68.9061
03:39:0368.91
20 Nov
4
IM Arizona
53:57
4:20:46
2:45:17
8:04:29
71.1445
07:44:2371.14
8 Oct
17
IM Hawaii
52:33
4:31:05
3:02:59
8:32:05
71.4916
08:11:0571.49
24 Jul
5
IM Switzerland
55:53
4:44:12
2:52:46
8:36:50
53.2027
08:02:5653.20
26 Jun
4
IM Austria
--:--
--:--
--:--
8:13:57
69.7109
07:52:2969.71
22 May
7
IM 70.3 Austria
28:56
2:18:58
1:13:29
4:06:13
36.216
03:44:4336.22
10 Apr
17
IM South Africa
55:05
4:38:35
3:15:07
8:53:38
28.3293
08:01:5028.33
29 Jan
11
IM 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
IM 70.3 Bahrain
--:--
1:57:57
1:15:26
3:15:24
0
--
15 Nov
8
IM Arizona
53:28
4:25:50
2:53:21
8:17:06
54.642
07:45:2654.64
4 Oct
1
IM Barcelona
50:39
4:25:28
2:43:38
8:02:20
59.6145
07:34:4759.61
19 Jul
6
IM Switzerland
55:12
4:48:15
3:08:29
8:56:19
34.7685
08:08:3134.77
28 Jun
4
IM Austria
50:24
4:35:51
2:46:25
8:17:54
58.0635
07:48:2658.06
16 May
9
IM Texas
54:59
4:21:20
3:14:37
8:36:32
43.9645
07:56:2943.96
9 May
9
IM 70.3 Mallorca
24:56
2:20:12
1:15:56
4:06:02
40.4762
03:45:5240.48
5 Apr
4
IM 70.3 Putrajaya
27:25
2:11:52
1:39:34
4:21:50
0
03:46:57-
29 Mar
17
IM 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
IM Hawaii
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
08:12:08-
27 Jul
2
IM Switzerland
56:44
4:37:35
2:54:51
8:34:13
62.7424
08:07:0062.74
6 Jul
6
IM Germany
49:33
4:29:56
2:57:01
8:21:04
59.345
07:52:1659.34
29 Jun
3
IM Austria
49:57
4:23:52
2:44:06
8:02:54
76.2424
07:46:1776.24
25 May
13
IM 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
IM Hawaii
57:50
4:56:34
3:01:49
9:00:59
28.0725
08:08:1828.07
17 Aug
2
IM Sweden
53:56
4:35:49
2:48:40
8:22:01
56.45
07:51:1456.45
28 Jul
7
IM Switzerland
1:00:20
4:43:48
3:08:58
8:57:16
39.3037
08:12:2639.30
30 Jun
3
IM 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
IM 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
2021
76
66
2020
221
69
2019
249
50
2018
236
62
2017
218
77
2016
212
77
2015
198
79
2014
198
52
2013
165
47
2012
62
140
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2021
61
213
2020
131
189
2019
141
213
2018
123
273
2017
108
350
2016
118
274
2015
118
234
2014
105
216
2013
65
238
2012
30
327
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2021
73
99
2020
151
87
2019
189
23
2018
189
17
2017
164
68
2016
157
72
2015
144
84
2014
144
44
2013
121
59
2012
50
207
Run
Year
Points
Position
2021
79
53
2020
155
50
2019
171
37
2018
163
48
2017
156
61
2016
166
34
2015
163
26
2014
151
31
2013
154
17
2012
88
111
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