David Plese - Ironman Barcelona Champion

David Plese Bahrain

Birthdate 15 August 1983
Height 185 cms / 73 inches
Weight 76 kgs / 169 lbls
Marital Status Single
Nationality Slovenian
Represents Bahrain
Residence Manama, Bahrain
Languages English
Started Triathlon 2007
Professional Since 2009

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
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

Races

Next Event

Upcoming Events

News & Headlines

2018 Oct 14

Fourth Ironman World Championship for Ryf

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Daniela Ryf has claimed her fourth consecutive Ironman World Championship title in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii today. Her time of 8:26:16 -- inclusive of a new bike course record -- has toppled the world championship course record she had set in 2016, and also set a new Ironman world record.
2018 Oct 04
All roads lead to Kona for five BE13 members

Thursday, October 4, 2018

All roads lead to Kona, Hawaii for the 2018 Ironman World Championship. Five Bahrain Endurance 13 athletes have made their way to the Big Island to take their well-earned spot on the pier on the 14th of October, each on a unique path to race the world’s best.
2018 Sep 30
Ironman 70.3 World Championships Preview - David Plese

Sunday, September 30, 2018

By Jodie Cunnama - David Plese is the best-known Slovenian triathlete of all time. His career dates back to 2006. He is an Olympian, an Ironman Champion and an example of a lifelong professional of triathlon. David has built his life around the sport he adores. It feeds his family and pays his mortgage, simultaneously feeding his passion and challenging him daily.
2018 Jul 30
Gold and Silver Weekend for Bahrain Endurance 13

Monday, July 30, 2018

Stellar performances all around made for a gold- and silver-crowned weekend for Bahrain Endurance 13 at races across Canada and Europe.

YouTube

Bahrain Endurance Videos

https://youtube.com/bahrainendurance13team

Other Videos

https://youtube.com

Social Connect

Come join the conversation on social media.

Athlete Profiles

The World Best Endurance Athletes

Stay Updated

Keep up to date with latest news &headlines.

Our Partners

Loved and supported by the best in sport.

  • K226 Triathlon
  • Bahrain Tourism
  • MACCAX