With the 2015 series having been concluded at the famous Decastar event in the Bordeaux suburb of Talence at the weekend, Russia’s Ilya Shkurenev and Latvia’s Laura Ikauniece-Admidina top this year’s IAAF Combined Events Challenge standings and are the overall winners*.
The 2015 world champions have been crowned and the Diamond Race contests settled but athletics fans have one final feast of running, jumping and throwing to enjoy at the 39th edition of the Decastar combined-events meeting in Talence, a suburb of the French city of Bordeaux, on Saturday and Sunday (19-20).
A handful of the world’s top all-round athletes will head to the Decastar meeting in Talence on 19-20 September for the final IAAF Combined Events Challenge competition of 2015.
Russia’s Ilya Shkurenev held on to his overnight lead in the decathlon at the European Cup Combined Events Super League in Aubagne on Sunday (5) to win the decathlon with 8378, the second-best score of his career.
Russia’s Ilya Shkurenev and Ukraine’s Alina Fodorova lead the way at the halfway point of the European Cup Combined Events Super League on Saturday (4), part of the IAAF Combined Events Challenge, this year being held in the French town of Aubagne.
France’s two-time European heptathlon champion Antoinette Nana Djimou and Russia’s European indoor heptathlon champion Ilya Shkurenev have been added to the fields of the famous Hypo-Meeting in the Austrian town of Gotzis on 30-31 May, the organisers of the IAAF Combined Events Challenge meeting announced on Tuesday (14).
Russia had to wait until the women’s 3000m yesterday evening for their first medal of any colour at the European Indoor Championships in Prague, but a brace of gold medals on the final day (8) propelled the powerhouse of European athletics to the top of the medal table with six gold medals.
Many of Europe’s top combined events exponents will be making their way to the Austrian city of Gotzis for the 40th anniversary edition of the famous Hypo meeting, part of the 2014 IAAF Combined Events Challenge, which commences on 31 May.