David Bustos

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David Bustos
David Bustos Rio2016.jpg
Bustos at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Born 25 August 1990
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight 64 kg (141 lb)
Sport Track and field
Club CD Nike Running[2]
Coached by Antonio Roig Serra

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

Personal life[edit]

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. nbcolympics.com
  3. ^ a b c David Bustos profile at IAAF