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David Bustos González (born 25 August 1990) is a Spanish runner who specializes in the 800 metres and 1500 metres.

David Bustos
David Bustos Rio2016.jpg
Bustos at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Born25 August 1990
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Height182 cm (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight64 kg (141 lb)
SportTrack and field
ClubCD Nike Running[2]
Coached byAntonio Roig Serra


Personal lifeEdit

Bustos first played hockey and football and trained in swimming. He took up athletics only in high school, and focused on running in 2005. He has a degree in business administration from the Open University of Catalonia. He is married to Talania Buria Garcia.[2]


In the 1500 metres he finished fourth at the 2007 World Youth Championships and competed at the 2008 World Junior Championships without reaching the final.[3] In the 800 metres he won the gold medal at the 2009 European Junior Championships,[citation needed] and competed at the 2010 World Indoor Championships without reaching the final.[3]

His personal best 800 metres time is 1:47.05 minutes (indoor), achieved at the 2010 World Indoor Championships in Doha. He has 3:34.77 minutes in the 1500 metres, achieved in June 2012 in Huelva.[3]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Spain
2008 World Junior Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 7th (h) 1500m 3:48.54
2009 European Junior Championships Novi Sad, Serbia 1st 1500 m 3:43.19
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 4th (sf) 800 m 1:47.05
Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 1st 1500 m 3:53.31
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 11th (sf) 800 m 1:49.08
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 6th (sf) 800 m 1:50.46
European U23 Championships Ostrava, Czech Republic 3rd 1500 m 3:50.59
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 13th (h) 1500 m 3:43.66
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 3rd 1500 m 3:46.45
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 23rd (h) 1500 m 3:41.34
2013 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 8th 1500 m 3:40.14
World Championships Moscow, Russia 30th (h) 1500 m 3:41.69
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 6th 1500 m 3:46.92
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 12th (sf) 1500 m 3:42.48
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 2nd 1500 m 3:46.90
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 7th 1500 m 3:51.06
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 36th (h) 1500 m 3:47.52


  1. ^ David Bustos Archived 2016-08-26 at the Wayback Machine. rio2016. com
  2. ^ a b David Bustos.
  3. ^ a b c David Bustos at IAAF