Review: Tallinn Combined Events Meeting, Swiss and Serbian Championships

A world lead, 5 national records, 3 first-time 6000 point scores, copious pole vault no-heights and some huge shot putting. Three significant multi-events took place across Europe last weekend. The annual combined events meeting in Tallinn, the Swiss combined events championships in Magglingen and the open competition at the Serbian combined event championships in Belgrade….

Preview: Tallinn and Magglingen Combined Events Meetings 2021

On the weekend of 8-9 August 2020, several decathlons took place across Europe. As Risto Lillemets was becoming the 19th Estonian to exceed 8000 points in Tallinn, 1500 miles away in Langenthal Simon Ehammer consolidated his position as the first Swiss to exceed 8000 points in 17 years, and together they leapt to the top…

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…

The Enigma of Kevin and the Unit of Arthur

To the discerning Decathletes of Europe fan, the Berlin European Championships were all about whether Kevin Mayer would pull out a big score, after teasing us with individual PBs throughout the season so far. A 13.71 hurdles and a 16.51 shot in Paris, and a jaunty 52.38 discus in Germany. He didn’t do Gotzis and…