Review: X-Athletics, Clermont Ferrand 2021

The 4th edition of the X-Athletics Meeting in Clermont-Ferrand last weekend was a magnet for some of the world’s best multi-eventers and continues to grow into its position as the first major international combined event competition of the year. In the run up to the competition it seemed easier to list who wasn’t competing, although…

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…

Uno, due, tre…osm, devět, deset

The weekend of the 32nd meeting of Multistars started with words of welcome in Italian, but by Sunday evening the words of celebration were Czech. One scenic venue.  Two vastly different days of weather. Three Estonian high jump stars. Four continents. Five men predicted to go over 8000 after five events. Six decathlon personal best…