David Plese
Country
World Rank
103
Height
1.90m
Age
37
DOB
08/15/83
79%Swim82%Bike85%Run81%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
103
Average best 3 races 2019/2020
73.89
2021 IM 70.3 Dubai
59.28
Average
66.58
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#190Bike151.611 pts#87Run155.473 pts#502021Overall66.5838 pts#103Swim61.8116 pts#206Bike67.372 pts#142Run73.5046 pts#61
Rivals
wins / races
Results
49 Races1
1
4
2
3
3
2021
Points: NaN
DateResultRaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPoints
12 Mar
19
IM 70.3 Dubai26:101:57:561:13:413:42:05
59.2823
03:29:1859.28
2020
Points: NaN
DateResultRaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPoints
6 Dec
32
Challenge Daytona25:101:46:311:02:023:16:28
59.1249
03:05:0759.12
7 Nov
9
IM Florida55:274:16:483:03:068:22:54
52.5483
07:49:2952.55
2019
Points: NaN
DateResultRaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPoints
12 Oct
26
IM Hawaii52:284:31:562:59:568:30:03
62.6639
08:03:0062.66
7 Jul
3
IM Austria52:114:32:092:56:138:25:59
70.3434
08:04:2670.34
30 Jun
DNF
IM Germany--:----:----:----:--
08:06:34-
27 Apr
2
IM Texas52:084:17:412:46:228:01:50
88.6489
07:53:4688.65
2018
Points: NaN
DateResultRaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPoints
8 Dec
12
IM 70.3 Bahrain23:002:06:471:18:363:52:56
18.5268
03:27:3418.53
18 Nov
4
IM Arizona55:034:18:142:52:338:11:37
71.8758
07:51:4371.88
13 Oct
21
IM Hawaii54:024:12:273:11:288:23:33
68.9391
08:01:0868.94
29 Jul
2
IM Switzerland51:444:19:042:57:388:13:27
83.8326
08:01:4683.83
1 Jul
4
IM Austria51:554:30:072:48:598:16:01
77.1321
07:59:3477.13
10 Jun
9
IM Cairns55:024:26:512:51:368:18:35
63.2229
07:52:3163.22
28 Apr
12
IM Texas54:094:13:362:47:078:00:33
66.4627
07:37:3266.46
2 Feb
14
IM 70.3 Dubai25:232:04:201:16:083:50:22
54.119
03:35:3254.12
2017
Points: NaN
DateResultRaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPoints
25 Nov
10
IM 70.3 Bahrain25:432:04:251:20:483:54:07
56.8996
03:39:5456.90
14 Oct
DNF
IM Hawaii--:----:----:----:--
08:11:49-
2 Jul
4
IM Austria52:564:30:492:50:048:19:13
67.5326
07:56:0267.53
22 Apr
8
IM Texas55:144:13:292:51:058:05:08
75.815
07:48:0975.81
27 Jan
5
IM 70.3 Dubai26:442:01:351:13:493:46:04
65.902
03:35:0465.90
2016
Points: NaN
DateResultRaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPoints
10 Dec
5
IM 70.3 Bahrain28:282:01:221:14:013:49:16
68.9061
03:39:0368.91
20 Nov
4
IM Arizona53:574:20:462:45:178:04:29
71.1445
07:44:2371.14
8 Oct
17
IM Hawaii52:334:31:053:02:598:32:05
71.4916
08:11:0571.49
24 Jul
5
IM Switzerland55:534:44:122:52:468:36:50
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 Austria28:562:18:581:13:294:06:13
36.216
03:44:4336.22
10 Apr
17
IM South Africa55:054:38:353:15:078:53:38
28.3293
08:01:5028.33
29 Jan
11
IM 70.3 Dubai18:272:13:541:18:133:53:44
0
--
2015
Points: NaN
DateResultRaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPoints
5 Dec
4
IM 70.3 Bahrain--:--1:57:571:15:263:15:24
0
--
15 Nov
8
IM Arizona53:284:25:502:53:218:17:06
54.642
07:45:2654.64
4 Oct
1
IM Barcelona50:394:25:282:43:388:02:20
59.6145
07:34:4759.61
19 Jul
6
IM Switzerland55:124:48:153:08:298:56:19
34.7685
08:08:3134.77
28 Jun
4
IM Austria50:244:35:512:46:258:17:54
58.0635
07:48:2658.06
16 May
9
IM Texas54:594:21:203:14:378:36:32
43.9645
07:56:2943.96
9 May
9
IM 70.3 Mallorca24:562:20:121:15:564:06:02
40.4762
03:45:5240.48
5 Apr
4
IM 70.3 Putrajaya27:252:11:521:39:344:21:50
0
03:46:57-
29 Mar
17
IM South Africa52:094:57:093:10:279:04:55
36.2398
08:17:2136.24
27 Feb
28
Challenge Dubai25:452:12:561:17:413:59:55
52.5227
03:43:5852.52
2014
Points: NaN
DateResultRaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPoints
6 Dec
20
Challenge Bahrain22:492:02:571:29:353:58:48
22.5676
03:33:5722.57
11 Oct
DNF
IM Hawaii--:----:----:----:--
08:12:08-
27 Jul
2
IM Switzerland56:444:37:352:54:518:34:13
62.7424
08:07:0062.74
6 Jul
6
IM Germany49:334:29:562:57:018:21:04
59.345
07:52:1659.34
29 Jun
3
IM Austria49:574:23:522:44:068:02:54
76.2424
07:46:1776.24
25 May
13
IM 70.3 Austria27:572:14:281:14:114:01:12
43.4825
03:42:2143.48
2013
Points: NaN
DateResultRaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPoints
12 Oct
27
IM Hawaii57:504:56:343:01:499:00:59
28.0725
08:08:1828.07
17 Aug
2
IM Sweden53:564:35:492:48:408:22:01
56.45
07:51:1456.45
28 Jul
7
IM Switzerland1:00:204:43:483:08:588:57:16
39.3037
08:12:2639.30
30 Jun
3
IM Austria49:054:25:492:59:298:19:13
46.4002
07:42:0446.40
2012
Points: NaN
DateResultRaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPoints
3 Nov
4
IM Florida57:464:24:212:47:018:14:28
62.3985
07:48:0462.40
Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2021
66
103
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
206
2020
131
190
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
67
142
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
73
61
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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