David Plese - Ironman Barcelona Champion

David Plese Bahrain

Birthdate 15 August 1983
Height 187 cms / 74 inches
Weight 79 kgs / 176 lbls
Marital Status Married
Children 2 children
Nationality Slovenian
Represents Bahrain
Residence Manama, Bahrain
Languages English
Started Triathlon 2010
Professional Since 2012

Career Higlights


  • 2015 Ironman Barcelona Champion

  • 2014 Ironman Switzerland runner up

  • 2013 Ironman Austria bronze

  • 4 x Ironman World Championship qualifier
Ironman Barcelona Champion
Ironman Barcelona 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. 

David has focused on long-distance triathlon in the last few years and competed in his first Ironman World Championship in 2013. He is set to qualify for Kona again after securing his first Ironman victory at Ironman Barcelona in 2015. He is also a major player at triathlons in his adopted home region in the Middle East.

 

Results

Date Event Athlete Media Status Position
2021 Sep 05
Ironman Switzerland CH Thun, Switzerland
David Plese Ironman Barcelona Champion
Slovenian
Finished 5th
2021 Aug 22
Ironman Denmark DK Copenhagen, Denmark
David Plese Ironman Barcelona Champion
Slovenian
Finished 6th
2021 Aug 15
Ironman European Championship DE Frankfurt, Germany
David Plese Ironman Barcelona Champion
Slovenian
Finished 11th
2021 May 23
David Plese Ironman Barcelona Champion
Slovenian
Finished 11th
2021 Mar 12
Ironman 70.3 Dubai AE Dubai, United Arab Emirates
David Plese Ironman Barcelona Champion
Slovenian
Finished 19th
2020 Dec 06
Challenge Daytona - PTO Championships US Florida, United States
David Plese Ironman Barcelona Champion
Slovenian
Finished 32nd
2020 Nov 07
Ironman Florida US Florida, United States
David Plese Ironman Barcelona Champion
Slovenian
Finished 9th
2020 Oct 10
Zadarhalf Triathlon HR Zadar, Croatia
David Plese Ironman Barcelona Champion
Slovenian
Finished 1st
2019 Oct 12
Ironman World Championship, Kailua-Kona US Kailua-Kona, United States
David Plese Ironman Barcelona Champion
Slovenian
Finished 20th
2019 Jul 07
Ironman Austria AT Austria, Austria
David Plese Ironman Barcelona Champion
Slovenian
Finished 3rd
2019 Jun 30
Ironman European Championships DE Frankfurt, Germany
David Plese Ironman Barcelona Champion
Slovenian
Did Not Finish
2019 Apr 27
David Plese Ironman Barcelona Champion
Slovenian
Finished 2nd
2018 Dec 08
David Plese Ironman Barcelona Champion
Slovenian
Finished 12th
2018 Oct 13
Ironman World Championship - Kona US Kona, United States
David Plese Ironman Barcelona Champion
Slovenian
Finished 21st
2018 Apr 28
David Plese Ironman Barcelona Champion
Slovenian
Finished 12th
2018 Feb 02
Ironman 70.3 Dubai AE Dubai, United Arab Emirates
David Plese Ironman Barcelona Champion
Slovenian
Finished 14th
2017 Nov 25
David Plese Ironman Barcelona Champion
Slovenian
Finished 10th
2017 Oct 14
Ironman World Championship - Kona US Kona, United States
David Plese Ironman Barcelona Champion
Slovenian
Did Not Finish
2017 Jul 02
Ironman Austria AT Klagenfurt, Austria
David Plese Ironman Barcelona Champion
Slovenian
Finished 4th
2017 Jun 11
David Plese Ironman Barcelona Champion
Slovenian
Did Not Finish
2017 Apr 22
David Plese Ironman Barcelona Champion
Slovenian
Finished 8th
2017 Jan 27
Ironman 70.3 Dubai AE dubai, United Arab Emirates
David Plese Ironman Barcelona Champion
Slovenian
Finished 5th
2016 Dec 10
David Plese Ironman Barcelona Champion
Slovenian
Finished 5th
2016 Nov 20
Ironman Arizona US arizona, United States
David Plese Ironman Barcelona Champion
Slovenian
Finished 4th
2016 Oct 08
Ironman World Championship - Kona US Kona, United States
David Plese Ironman Barcelona Champion
Slovenian
Finished 17th
2016 Jul 24
Ironman Switzerland CH zurick, Switzerland
David Plese Ironman Barcelona Champion
Slovenian
Finished 5th
2016 Jun 26
Ironman Austria IS Austria, Iceland
David Plese Ironman Barcelona Champion
Slovenian
Finished 5th
2016 Jun 05
David Plese Ironman Barcelona Champion
Slovenian
Finished 2nd
2016 Apr 10
Ironman African Championship - South Africa ZA Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa
David Plese Ironman Barcelona Champion
Slovenian
Finished 17th
2016 Jan 29
Ironman 70.3 Dubai AE Dubai, United Arab Emirates
David Plese Ironman Barcelona Champion
Slovenian
Finished 11th
2015 Dec 05
David Plese Ironman Barcelona Champion
Slovenian
Finished 4th
2015 Oct 05
Ironman Barcelona ES Barcelona, Spain
David Plese Ironman Barcelona Champion
Slovenian
Finished 1st
2015 Jun 28
Ironman Austria AT Klagenfurt, Austria
David Plese Ironman Barcelona Champion
Slovenian
Finished 4th
2015 May 16
David Plese Ironman Barcelona Champion
Slovenian
Finished 9th
2015 Apr 04
Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya MY Putrajaya, Malaysia
David Plese Ironman Barcelona Champion
Slovenian
Finished 4th

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