Götzis 2021: Preview

And we’re back! After a break in 2020 because of The Pandemic, we return to the Mösle-Stadion for the world’s best multi-event competition. The organisers have left no stone unturned to create a safe environment for the athletes, and while it won’t be the same with only 500 fans in attendance, it’s still Götzis. And…

10 Question Takeover: Andy Murphy, Howard Bell and Matt Chandler

The natural follow-up to the first ever 10 Question Takeover on training camp in Tenerife is, of course, a competition in the pouring rain of Kilmarnock in the West of Scotland. Here are Scottish decathletes Andrew Murphy, Howard Bell and Matt Chandler with a few competition clips and their quick fire 10-question takeover. Enjoy! All…

Multistars 2021: Preview

Two years have passed since the last edition of Multistars in April 2019, when the biggest problem in our lives was how many thermal layers to wear to keep out the bracing wind of the Alto Adige. Despite the best efforts of Barbara and Gianni Lombardi the 2020 edition was not possible; but they have…

10 Question Takeover: Jonay, Pablo, Reinis, Mario and Jose Luis

Fresh from their April training camp in Tenerife, Jonay, Pablo, Reinis, Mario and Jose Luis bring you the first ever Decathletes of Europe “Ten Question Takeover.” You can check out their training clips on Instagram and watch them answering the 10 Questions in the video below. INTRODUCTIONS JONAY: My name is Jonay Jordan, I’m from…

A Letter to World and European Athletics, 22 March 2021

To: Sebastian Coe, World Athletics President, and Dobromir Karamarinov, European Athletics Interim President Dear colleagues We are writing to you to express our concerns about the size of fields for combined events competitions at major championships, and the interaction with world rankings. Background The fields for the combined events in major outdoor championships have been…

Multi-eventers call for bigger fields at major championships

Over 250 multieventers, including World and Olympic medallists, have supported a call for larger fields in the decathlon, heptathlon and pentathlon at major international championships. The direction of travel on field sizes in the combined events is a longstanding concern. In 2018, when the qualification system for the 2020 Olympic Games was published, the great…

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…

Forza Azzurri!

When you’re half-Italian and half-Scottish, watching sport can be an emotional affair. On the one hand there is Italy, the Azzurri. “Azzurri represents sporting pride, it has the power to fill stadiums, and to bring families and friends together – to cry in defeat and to cheer in glory.” The Gentleman Ultra And then there…

Review: Frankfurt, Apeldoorn, Prague, Växjö and Linz, 13-14 February 2021

Another weekend, another multitude of multievent action. This weekend, the action included competitions in Linz (Austria), Växjö (Sweden), Prague (Czech Republic), Apeldoorn (Netherlands) and Frankfurt (Germany). LINZ Anticipation was focused on the comeback of Dominik Distelberger, but it was still a little too soon for the most famous Dominik in decathlon. His heel continued to…