European Indoors 2021, Toruń: Review

In the first major championships since the start of the pandemic, the 24 best multieventers in Europe gathered to compete in Toruń in Poland at the European Indoor Championships. In both competitions, the fields were split between experienced athletes and young athletes navigating their first big championships. Over the course of the 3 days, we…

Preview: Euro Indoors 2021 – The Masters v The Youngsters

Once upon a time, in a land far away, there was a boy called Kevin. He was only 19, and he and his friends had a wonderful time running, jumping and throwing over 2 days. Ten years later, Kevin and his friends travelled to another land for a competition…only to find a new band of…

Review: Tallinn Combined Events Meeting, Swiss and Serbian Championships

A world lead, 5 national records, 3 first-time 6000 point scores, copious pole vault no-heights and some huge shot putting. Three significant multi-events took place across Europe last weekend. The annual combined events meeting in Tallinn, the Swiss combined events championships in Magglingen and the open competition at the Serbian combined event championships in Belgrade….

World Tour of Decathlon: 2020 in Review

We expected 2020 to be a race for decathletes to achieve the 8350 Olympic Qualifying mark, or to rank in the top 24 in the world. We expected a World Indoors, a World Juniors and an Olympic Games. But instead, the year was one of ingenuity, with decathlons in apartments, heptathlons on balconies, discus throws…

2021 Decathlon Calendar

The Decathletes of Europe Decathlon 2021 Calendar is here! Thank you to all the photographers who provided permission to use their artwork: Ulf Schiller, Athletix.ch (Simon Ehammer) Nicolas Mennetrey (Axel Hubert) Bert Hindman (Garrett Scantling) Michel Fisquet, Team Photo (Manuel Eitel, Cassandre Evans, Darko Pešic, Gaël Querin) Simone Cairoli (Simone Cairoli) Eirik Førde (Markus Rooth)…

Darko Pešić: Combined Events and Cannonballs

The world has been plunged into chaos by the spread of coronavirus. Meetings are cancelled. The Olympics have been postponed for a year. Entire countries are in lockdown for the foreseeable future. But few athletes are better equipped to cope with the need to be self-sufficient than Montenegro’s finest, Darko Pešić.   Growing up in…

Review: X-Athletics, Clermont Ferrand

On a crisp, clear afternoon in the shadow of the Puy-de-Dôme, the invigorating smell of burning wood wafted through the picturesque town of Clermont-Ferrand. But it wasn’t the good people of Aubière stoking their bonfires. Rather, it was the arrival of Manuel Eitel on 11-12 January 2020 to burn up the boards at the X-Athletics…