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Series10 Feb 2021

Doha to Tokyo: Niklas Kaul

Catching up with the world decathlon champion

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News23 Dec 2020

2020 review: combined events and relays

A look back at the key moments of 2020 in the combined events and relays

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Report20 Dec 2020

Weekend round-up: Moloney breaks Oceania decathlon record with 8492 in Brisbane

Ash Moloney broke the Oceania Area decathlon record on Sunday (20), tallying 8492 points at the Queensland Combined Events Championships in Brisbane.

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News02 Dec 2020

1960 Olympic decathlon champion and former world record-holder Johnson dies

World Athletics is deeply saddened to hear that 1960 Olympic decathlon champion Rafer Johnson – widely regarded as one of the all-time greats in the combined events – died on Wednesday (2) at the age of 86.

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Press Release26 Aug 2020

World U20 record ratified: Kaul’s 8435 decathlon

Niklas Kaul’s world U20 decathlon record of 8435 has been ratified, following validation of the post-event surveys that had to be undertaken at Grosseto’s Carlo Zecchini Stadium.

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Press Release04 Jun 2020

World’s top three decathletes to square off in Ultimate Garden Clash - Combined Events Edition

The Ultimate Garden Clash series continues on Sunday 7 June with a trans-continental meeting of combined events titans. 

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Feature13 May 2020

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s… Garrett Scantling

As the athletics world took its first few tentative steps into 2020, the 2019 World Championships decathlon seemed a world away.

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News25 Nov 2019

2019 review: combined events

With most of the major athletics competitions and series of 2019 having reached their conclusion, we look back at the key moments of the year in each area of the sport.

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Feature09 Nov 2019

Janek Õiglane: achieving things the hard way

Two years ago, behind the decathlon medal-winning trio of Kevin Mayer, Rico Freimuth and Kai Kazmirek at the World Championships in London, a breakthrough was happening. 23-year old Estonian Janek Õiglane was having the performance of his career, finishing fourth with a lifetime best of 8371.

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Series23 Oct 2019

Advice to my younger self: Ashton Eaton

Two-time world and twice Olympic decathlon champion Ashton Eaton reflects on his younger days, and with the benefit of time and experience, on what he would now tell himself.

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Press Release17 Oct 2019

Warner and Preiner win 2019 IAAF Combined Events Challenge

Damian Warner of Canada and Austrian Verena Preiner, the bronze medallists at the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 in the decathlon and heptathlon, respectively, topped the end-of-season standings in the 2019 IAAF Combined Events Challenge.

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Feature04 Oct 2019

Double silver adds fuel to competitive fire for the Uibos

On 24 July 1952 at the Olympic Games in Helsinki, Czechoslovakia’s Emil Zátopek kicked away from the field in the final 150 metres to take gold in the 5000m. An hour later, his wife Dana Zátopková matched his achievement by winning the Olympic title in the javelin to complete a husband-wife medal double on the same day.

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