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David McNamee
United Kingdom
World Rank
115
Weight
72kg
Height
1.78m
Age
33
DOB
04/20/88
Swim: HuubBike: CerveloRun: Hoka One One
90%Swim86%Bike90%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 McNamee

David McNamee admits Kona is what he trains for all year, and the IRONMAN World Championship has had a dominant effect in defining him over the last five years.

The Scot, now based in Spain, is Britain’s best male full-distance triathlete and proved it with two fantastic third-placed finishes in Hawaii in 2017 and 2018. On the latter occasion he finished in 8:01:09, the fastest time ever by a British athlete.

Everything had looked set fair for a McNamee victory bid in Kona in 2019, but a DNF ended what was a frustrating year for the man who now lives in Girona. In an Instagram post summing up lessons learned from the year, he started simply with: “If you become complacent prepare to get your ass kicked”.

David says he first found triathlon because he was a “bored swimmer who always loved to go for a run”. He grew up worshipping swimming legend Ian Thorpe, but now his hero is fellow Scot and Olympic cycling great Sir Chris Hoy.

While Spain is now very much home (though David admits trying to impress his girlfriend’s family by speaking Catalan can backfire), he still can’t live without his porridge...

McNamee admits he is probably most proud of Kona 2017 but most embarrassed by 2019, and says the thing that that scares him most is wasting chances.

Triathlon is pretty good at dishing out physical pain and David’s toughest moment in that area came at the World U23 Championships in Beijing in 2011. Though it did have the most silver of linings.

“I got dropped three times on the final run lap by the front group and somehow managed to find my way back. I won the silver medal and spent the next five days completely exhausted.”

McNamee, who says we need to wait 10 years before asking about his legacy, is driven by the desire for constant improvement and sees Germany as his biggest rival (“they always win Kona”).

In terms of the triathlon discplines, David tells us: “Running is my favourite as you can do it anywhere in the world and it’s a great way to see new places.

“After 24 years in a pool I have a love/hate relationship with following the black line.”

Current PTO World Ranking Points
115
Average best 3 races 2019/2020
76.95
2021 IM 70.3 St. George
57.05
Average
67.00
Ranking History
#1#58#115#172#22920152016201720182019202020212015Overall209.37 pts#71Swim178.41 pts#44Bike107.87 pts#225Run169.25 pts#162016Overall225.77 pts#63Swim184.24 pts#34Bike116.42 pts#223Run185.26 pts#112017Overall275.83 pts#14Swim182.44 pts#28Bike154.25 pts#101Run192.02 pts#82018Overall292.27 pts#9Swim176.20 pts#48Bike161.83 pts#75Run204.36 pts#52019Overall261.17 pts#29Swim177.14 pts#56Bike155.00 pts#93Run193.53 pts#112020Overall230.85 pts#55Swim176.07 pts#50Bike146.38 pts#104Run183.88 pts#132021Overall67.00 pts#115Swim84.26 pts#72Bike74.27 pts#93Run83.43 pts#46
Rivals
wins / races
Results
34 Races7
1
3
2
6
3
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
4 Jul
13
IM 70.3 Andorra
24:08
2:56:21
1:14:18
4:39:14
37.3599
04:15:1537.36
1 May
22
IM 70.3 St. George
23:16
2:09:28
1:21:23
3:58:11
57.0485
03:43:4657.05
2020
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
6 Sep
6
IM 70.3 Les Sables D'Olonne
23:38
2:08:41
1:14:31
3:50:05
69.6557
03:40:0469.66
7 Feb
14
IM 70.3 Dubai
23:29
1:59:30
1:18:51
3:46:23
43.2817
03:28:3843.28
2019
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
12 Oct
DNF
IM Hawaii
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
08:03:00-
24 Aug
2
IM 70.3 Vichy
23:08
2:22:38
1:08:19
3:58:27
69.4444
03:48:0069.44
7 Jul
5
Challenge Roth
50:21
4:31:39
2:41:01
8:05:50
82.4666
07:53:2382.47
2 Jun
9
Challenge Samorin
23:43
2:00:26
1:14:13
3:43:39
78.7245
03:36:4478.72
19 May
2
IM 70.3 Barcelona
23:19
2:25:22
1:14:28
4:06:36
68.182
03:55:2268.18
7 Apr
11
IM South Africa
26:00
4:52:13
2:41:24
8:04:47
59.5473
07:37:0359.55
2018
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
13 Oct
3
IM Hawaii
49:31
4:21:18
2:46:03
8:01:09
99.9769
08:01:0899.98
25 Aug
DNF
IM 70.3 Vichy
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:38:27-
1 Jul
15
IM Austria
46:56
4:33:40
3:30:41
8:55:55
21.6654
07:59:3421.67
20 May
2
IM 70.3 Barcelona
22:46
2:25:42
1:12:32
4:04:45
73.9616
03:55:3373.96
29 Apr
1
IM 70.3 Marbella
--:--
--:--
--:--
3:57:46
74.0751
03:48:5274.08
2017
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
14 Oct
3
IM Hawaii
48:40
4:28:55
2:45:30
8:07:11
106.281
08:11:49106.28
20 Aug
1
IM 70.3 Dublin
24:15
2:09:39
1:11:42
3:48:14
83.5379
03:42:4483.54
28 May
1
Challenge Salou
24:03
1:54:49
1:07:12
3:26:04
58.0468
03:13:5258.05
13 May
1
IM 70.3 Mallorca
22:58
2:16:37
1:13:41
3:56:49
73.4602
03:47:4573.46
2 Apr
3
IM South Africa
49:09
4:28:45
2:45:36
8:07:31
86.0151
07:57:3086.02
2016
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
8 Oct
13
IM Hawaii
48:06
4:45:36
2:49:56
8:28:05
76.9218
08:11:0576.92
4 Sep
4
Challenge Walchsee
22:26
2:11:53
1:16:20
3:53:44
61.6419
03:41:0161.64
24 Jul
1
Challenge Poznan Half
22:36
2:08:23
1:19:05
3:54:22
50.1134
03:38:0350.11
24 Jun
1
Challenge Galway Half
--:--
--:--
--:--
3:51:47
61.9974
03:39:1762.00
21 May
3
IM Lanzarote
47:03
5:01:39
2:51:51
8:46:36
71.3245
08:24:5371.32
1 May
4
IM 70.3 Pays d'Aix
--:--
2:22:00
1:10:26
3:34:22
0
--
2015
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
10 Oct
11
IM Hawaii
52:31
4:45:49
2:49:52
8:32:27
77.5193
08:15:4477.52
19 Sep
4
IM 70.3 Lanzarote
23:51
2:27:18
1:15:32
4:09:45
58.8087
03:55:1358.81
19 Jul
1
IM UK
48:01
5:02:34
2:51:48
8:46:37
64.8386
08:20:1464.84
7 Jun
3
IM 70.3 Kraichgau
24:20
2:19:01
1:14:01
4:00:25
58.6738
03:46:2358.67
17 May
6
IM 70.3 Barcelona
24:26
2:28:44
1:16:24
4:12:04
51.8374
03:55:0551.84
9 May
3
IM 70.3 Mallorca
22:34
2:18:55
1:13:31
3:59:43
59.1204
03:45:5259.12
29 Mar
7
IM South Africa
49:27
4:54:41
2:54:55
8:43:35
64.8359
08:17:2164.84
27 Feb
21
Challenge Dubai
22:31
2:15:43
1:13:33
3:55:03
67.009
03:43:5867.01
Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2021
66
115
2020
230
55
2019
261
29
2018
292
9
2017
275
14
2016
225
63
2015
209
71
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2021
84
72
2020
176
50
2019
177
56
2018
176
48
2017
182
28
2016
184
34
2015
178
44
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2021
74
93
2020
146
104
2019
155
93
2018
161
75
2017
154
101
2016
116
223
2015
107
225
Run
Year
Points
Position
2021
83
46
2020
183
13
2019
193
11
2018
204
5
2017
192
8
2016
185
11
2015
169
16
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