Kevin Mayer produced a dominant victory in the Ultimate Garden Clash - Combined Events edition on Sunday (7), a unique triathlon competition that brought together three of the world's best decathletes competing in three countries on two continents.
The Ultimate Garden Clash series continues on Sunday 7 June with a trans-continental meeting of combined events titans.
This time last year Niklas Kaul received an unexpected phone call. It was a call that, a week later, resulted in him competing in his first major international championship decathlon at the senior level. World bronze medallist Kai Kazmirek was injured and no longer able to go to the European Championships. And so Kaul was drafted into the German team alongside the eventual champion Arthur Abele. He finished fourth with a PB of 8220.
Niklas Kaul has got an impressive list of accolades to his name for a combined events exponent of just 21 years of age, but the German decathlete made a further step forward when he won the European U23 crown in a championship best of 8572 in Gavle on Sunday (14).
German decathlon sensation Nicklas Kaul broke the world U20 decathlon record* to highlight the final day of European U20 Championships at the Carlo Zecchini stadium in Grosseto, Italy, on Sunday (23).
Germany’s Niklas Kaul trailed overnight leader Maksim Andraloits by a seemingly insurmountable 370 points with two events remaining in the decathlon but, based on their respective performances across the javelin and 1500m, the world U18 champion was still tipped to close the gap.
For the first eight events of the decathlon, Kaul kept his cool. He knew that his best event was yet to come.
The second morning of action at the IAAF World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz 2016 on Wednesday (20) saw a host of leading sprinters take to the track for the first time, while the men’s decathlon progressed towards what is set to be a nail-biting finish.