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)…

Review: Tallinn Combined Events Meeting

A Ukrainian pentathlon clean sweep, the Estonian you might not have expected on the podium, a refocusing of the energy originally intended for the World Indoor Championships, and a message from the World silver medallist that you ain’t seen everything yet. Welcome to Tallinn. PENTATHLON Usually a competition settles down after the first few events,…

Preview: Tallinn Combined Events Meeting

The postponement of the World Indoor Championships in Nanjing meant that some other meeting was going to have to bear the heavy responsibility of being the highlight meeting of the indoor season. The annual Tallinn Combined Events meeting on 8-9 February is that highlight. The 2019 iteration of the Tallinn Combined Events competition at the…

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…

The February Ten

Every month, I share a digest of ten decathlon-related facts, figures and features.  Here’s my pick of the best of February 2019. 1 The first day of February was marked by the arrival of Maicel Uibo (from Götzis 2018) on the Decathletes of Europe Calendar.  But Maicel wasn’t the only Estonian throwing shapes. The Tallinn…