2021 Arona review, Ratingen and US trials preview

Last weekend was the 3rd leg of the World Athletics Combined Events Challenge: hot sun, palm trees and big points in the south of Tenerife, just off the coast of Morocco. Some athletes in Arona leapt up the placings and into – or near – contention for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Others will have…

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…

Glasgow 2019: A Game of Fire, Ice and Blood

From the Balkan lands in 2017, the European Indoor Championships moved west, to the frozen (well, wet) fringes of the continent. Beyond Hadrian’s Wall, Europe’s fearless decathletes arrived in Caledonia and the City of Glasgow, 200 miles south of Wester Ross.  Who would become the King of Heptathlon in the North? And would they find…