Arona 2021: Preview

The Combined Events Challenge competitions are coming at us faster than women’s 10,000m world records. Just 2 weeks after Damian Warner’s skirmish with 9000 points in Götzis, it’s onto Arona in Tenerife for the 10th Combined Events meeting on 12-13 June. DECATHLON As well as Warner’s history-making performance, Götzis also gave us another Olympic auto-qualifier…

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: 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: 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…