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…

The Enigma of Kevin and the Unit of Arthur

To the discerning Decathletes of Europe fan, the Berlin European Championships were all about whether Kevin Mayer would pull out a big score, after teasing us with individual PBs throughout the season so far. A 13.71 hurdles and a 16.51 shot in Paris, and a jaunty 52.38 discus in Germany. He didn’t do Gotzis and…