Jordan Gray. Dedicated. Determined. Decathlete.

“Stop. You’re ruining this for me!” Jordan Gray is excited as she unpacks her Team USA kit ahead of the 26th edition of the Thorpe Cup, the annual combined events competition between Germany and the USA. It’s Jordan’s first time representing the United States, and her first competition outwith North America. “It was something I…

Feature: Sophie Weissenberg

As September dawns and we head into the last few weeks of the 2019 season, Sophie Weissenberg is preparing to embark on her first year of psychology studies.  Instead of enjoying a long hot summer of relaxation, Sophie has had a rather more productive few months.   She has the twelfth best heptathlon score in the…

Feature: Niklas Kaul

This article was first published on the IAAF website on 1 August 2019. This time last year Niklas Kaul received an unexpected phone call.  It was a call that, a week later, resulted in him competing in his first major international championship decathlon at senior level. The World bronze medallist Kai Kazmirek was injured and…

Feature: Riley Cooks

New experiences, new approaches, new sponsors, and new ground being broken. The last few years have been all about transition for 25-year old US heptathlete Riley Cooks. And as the clock counts down to the US Championships heptathlon at the Drake Stadium in Des Moines, this is the story of how Riley made the transition…