“When I was a kid,” Adam Sebastian Helcelet recalls, “Czech Republic had the greatest decathletes in the world. I watched them with my father. He said ‘You are coordinated. You can feel your body, and I guess that you’re going to be a big guy. You should try it.’”
The combined events season will draw to a close on Saturday and Sunday (17-18) with the 40th edition of the Decastar meeting in the French city of Talence.
Last year´s winners Andrei Krauchanka and Hanna Melnychenko are missing in the start lists due to injuries, but former winners Dmitry Karpov and Oleksiy Kasyanov will duel in a bid to repeat their previous successes at the 8th edition of TNT Express meeting, part of the 2014 IAAF Combined Events Challenge, in the Czech town of Kladno this weekend (14-15).