Eliska Klucinova at the 2014 TNT Express meeting in Kladno, Czech Republic (© Jan Kucharcik)
The 10th edition of TNT Express Meeting in the Czech city of Kladno will see local star Eliska Klucinova and Belarusian Andrei Krauchanka start as favourites at the fifth leg of this year’s IAAF Combined Events Challenge on 10-11 June.
Both are previous winners at the combined events meeting, Klucinova coming out on top in 2010, 2012 and 2014 and Krauchanka in 2013.
Also in the heptathlon field is another top Czech combined-eventer, Katerina Cachova. Latvia’s Aige Grabuste, the Netherlands’ Laurien Hoos and Ukraine’s two-time world indoor bronze medallist Alina Fodorova lead the overseas entrants.
Norway's Ida Marcussen and Uzbekistan's Asian indoor champion Yekaterina Voronina will also make the trip to Kladno.
In the decathlon, another three men with personal bests in excess of 8000 points will be in Kladno: Estonia’s 2009 European indoor champion Mikk Pahapill, Latvia’s Edgard Erins and New Zealand's two-time World University Games medallist Brent Newdick.
Organisers for the IAAF