David Plese

David Plese

NATIONALITY
Slovenian Flag

Slovenian

REPRESENTS
Flag of Bahrain

Bahrain

RESIDENCE
Flag of Manama, Bahrain

Manama, Bahrain

Birthdate

15 August 1983


Started Triathlon

2011


Professional Since

2006



Career Highlights

2019

5x Ironman World Championship qualifier (2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

2015

Ironman Barcelona Champion

2014

Ironman Switzerland silver

2013

Ironman Austria bronze

8x Ironman podium finishes

IRONMAN CHAMPION, SLOVENIAN NATIONAL CHAMPION

David Plese was 21 when he first did a triathlon, inspired by watching the 2004 Athens Olympics. Within two years he was racing for Slovenia on the ITU circuit. With only four years of swim training, he also became the 1500m national swimming champion. He has certainly trodden a long and different path from being a national championship basketball player and law school graduate!

David has focused on long-distance triathlon, qualifying for the Ironman World Championships multiple times. He is also a major player at triathlons in his adopted home region in the Middle East. He continues to improve his craft, most recently finishing an Ironman in under 8 hours two consecutive times over three back-to-back races.

Results

Date Race Location Status Position
Mar52022
Ironman 70.3 Dubai – 2022
 FlagDubai, United Arab Emirates
Finished 8th
Sep52021
Ironman Switzerland – 2021
 FlagThun, Switzerland
Finished 5th
Aug222021
Ironman Denmark – 2021
 FlagCopenhagen, Denmark
Finished 6th
Aug152021
Ironman European Championship – 2021
 FlagFrankfurt, Germany
Finished 11th
May232021
Ironman North American Championship, Tulsa – 2021
 FlagOaklahoma, United States
Finished 11th
Mar122021
Ironman 70.3 Dubai – 2021
 FlagDubai, United Arab Emirates
Finished 19th
Dec62020
Challenge Daytona - PTO Championships – 2020
 FlagFlorida, United States
Finished 32nd
Nov72020
Ironman Florida – 2020
 FlagFlorida, United States
Finished 9th
Oct102020
Zadarhalf Triathlon
 FlagZadar, Croatia
Finished First
Oct122019
Ironman World Championship, Kailua-Kona – 2019
 FlagKailua-Kona, United States
Finished 20th
Jul72019
Ironman Austria – 2019
 FlagAustria, Austria
Finished Third
Jun302019
Ironman European Championships – 2019
 FlagFrankfurt, Germany
Did Not Finish -
Apr272019
Ironman North American Championship – 2019
 FlagTexas, United States
Finished Second
Dec82018
Ironman 70.3 Middle East Championship Bahrain – 2018
 FlagManama, Bahrain
Finished 12th
Oct132018
Ironman World Championship - Kona – 2018
 FlagKona, United States
Finished 21st
Apr282018
Ironman North American Championship - Texas – 2018
 FlagTexas, United States
Finished 12th
Feb22018
Ironman 70.3 Dubai – 2018
 FlagDubai, United Arab Emirates
Finished 14th
Nov252017
Ironman 70.3 Middle East Championship Bahrain – 2017
 FlagManama, Bahrain
Finished 10th
Oct142017
Ironman World Championship - Kona – 2017
 FlagKona, United States
Did Not Finish -
Jul22017
Ironman Austria – 2017
 FlagKlagenfurt, Austria
Finished 4th
Jun112017
Keszthely Triathlon – 2017
 FlagKeszthely, Hungary
Did Not Finish -
Apr222017
Ironman North American Championship - Texas – 2017
 FlagTexas, United States
Finished 8th
Jan272017
Ironman 70.3 Dubai – 2017
 FlagDubai, United Arab Emirates
Finished 5th
Dec102016
Ironman 70.3 Middle East Championships – 2016
 FlagBahrain, Bahrain
Finished 5th
Nov202016
Ironman Arizona – 2016
 FlagArizona, United States
Finished 4th
Oct82016
Ironman World Championship - Kona – 2016
 FlagKona, United States
Finished 17th
Jul242016
Ironman Switzerland – 2016
 FlagZurich, Switzerland
Finished 5th
Jun262016
Ironman Austria – 2016
 FlagAustria, Austria
Finished 5th
Jun52016
Keszthely Triathlon – 2016
 FlagKeszthely, Hungary
Finished Second
Apr102016
Ironman African Championship - South Africa – 2016
 FlagNelson Mandela Bay, South Africa
Finished 17th
Jan292016
Ironman 70.3 Dubai – 2016
 FlagDubai, United Arab Emirates
Finished 11th
Dec52015
Ironman 70.3 Bahrain – 2015
 FlagBahrain, Bahrain
Finished 4th
May172015
Ironman 70.3 Barcelona – 2015
 FlagCalella, Spain
Finished First
Jun282015
Ironman Austria – 2015
 FlagKlagenfurt, Austria
Finished 4th
May162015
Ironman North American Championship Texas – 2015
 FlagTexas, United States
Finished 9th
Apr42015
Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya – 2015
 FlagPutrajaya, Malaysia
Finished 4th

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