Götzis 2021: Review

Damian Warner is the greatest World and Olympic champion we’ve never had…yet. As soon as the 100m was run on Saturday morning, there was no doubt that the Canadian record holder would secure his historic 6th Götzis victory, overtaking Roman Šebrle and Carolina Kluft’s joint record of 5 wins.   But that achievement paled into…

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…