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Report30 Jun 2019

Olympic standard for Kazmirek and Austrian record for Preiner in Ratingen

Kai Kazmirek charged into day two of the IAAF Combined Events Challenge meeting in Ratingen the same way he left day one: at full speed, towards a second World Championships standard and onwards to an Olympic standard. And in the heptathlon, Verena Preiner led from start to finish to claim Ivona Dadic’s Austrian record.

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Report29 Jun 2019

Kazmirek and Preiner the overnight leaders in Ratingen

In the sunshine of the IAAF Combined Events Challenge in Ratingen, German’s Kai Kazmirek was in superb form, less than 100 points behind his score from Rio at the end of day one and entertaining his home crowd with a lifetime best long jump, and a new meeting record in the 400m. He was pushed all the way by France’s Basile Rolnin, who set personal bests in four of his events. As did Verena Preiner, who at the end of the first day leads her compatriot Ivona Dadic in the heptathlon.  

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News16 May 2019

Schäfer, Kazmirek and Freimuth among latest Götzis additions

World silver medallist Carolin Schäfer and 2015 Hypomeeting winner Kai Kazmirek will return to the IAAF Combined Events Challenge meeting in Götzis on 25-26 May.

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Feature15 Aug 2017

Rocky road to London pays off for Kazmirek

Decathletes – they’re an injury-prone lot at the best of times, athletes who put their bodies through the ringer by juggling training loads for 10 different events.

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News21 Dec 2016

2016 end-of-year reviews – combined events

In part three of our 2016 year-end review series, statisticians A. Lennart Julin and Mirko Jalava look back on the best combined events performances of the year.

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Report25 Jun 2016

Ennis-Hill and Kazmirek the overnight leaders in Ratingen

Jessica Ennis-Hill and Kai Kazmirek are the overnight leaders after the first day of action at the Stadtwerke Ratingen Mehrkampf-Meeting, an IAAF Combined Events Challenge meeting, on Saturday (25).

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Previews23 Jun 2016

Ennis-Hill set for Rio warm-up in Ratingen

With Olympic selection deadlines fast approaching, the Stadtwerke Ratingen Mehrkampf-Meeting, an IAAF Combined Events Challenge meeting, on 25-26 June is set to be the last chance for some of the biggest names in combined events to book their tickets to the Rio Olympic Games.

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Previews26 May 2016

Kazmirek and Theisen-Eaton out to defend their titles in Gotzis

Last year’s winners, Germany’s Kai Kazmirek and Canada’s Brianne Theisen-Eaton, will return to the famous Mosle Stadium to defend their titles at the Hypo Meeting in Gotzis, part of the IAAF Combined Events Challenge, on Saturday and Sunday (28-29).

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News02 May 2016

Defending champion Kazmirek among a strong German contingent set for Gotzis

As has become tradition, Germany’s top combined events exponents will be making their way to the Hypo-Meeting, part of this year's IAAF Combined Events Challenge, in the Austrian town of Gotzis on 28-29 May.

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Report14 Feb 2016

Kazmirek gets world-leading heptathlon total in Tallinn – indoor round-up

Germany’s Kai Kazmirek put together a world-leading heptathlon total of 6111 points at the International Combined Events Meeting in the Estonian capital of Tallinn on Sunday (14).

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Previews25 Jun 2015

Germany's top combined-events exponents look to impress in Ratingen

Germany’s leading decathletes and heptathletes will be hoping to impress on home soil at the Erdgas Mehrkampf-Meeting in Ratingen, an IAAF Combined Events Challenge meeting, on Saturday and Sunday (27-28).

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Report31 May 2015

Kazmirek and Theisen-Eaton triumph in Gotzis

Germany’s Kai Kazmirek and Canada’s Brianne Theisen-Eaton hung on to their overnight leads with strong second days to emerge triumphant at the 41st Hypo-Meeting in Gotzis, the third leg of the 2015 IAAF Combined Events Challenge, on Sunday (31).

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