News26 Apr 2017

Mayer to contest combined events competition in Paris – IAAF Diamond League


Kevin Mayer of France in the decathlon long jump (© Getty Images)

Organisers of the Meeting de Paris have added a combined events competition to the schedule for the IAAF Diamond League meeting in the French capital on 1 July.

Olympic decathlon silver medallist and European indoor champion Kevin Mayer will take on five other athletes in a ‘triathlon’, comprising the 110m hurdles, long jump and javelin. Points will be awarded based on the standard combined events scoring.

With the meeting being held just one month before the IAAF World Championships London 2017, it will be a perfect opportunity for the world’s best decathletes to fine-tune their preparations.

The French Athletics Federation, organisers of the Meeting de Paris, has begun to put together an exceptional line-up for the Meeting de Paris with more announcements due in the coming weeks.

Organisers for the IAAF

2017 IAAF Diamond League calendar
5 May – Doha, QAT
13 May – Shanghai, CHN
27 May – Eugene, USA
8 Jun – Rome, ITA
15 Jun – Oslo, NOR
18 Jun – Stockholm, SWE
1 Jul – Paris, FRA
6 Jul – Lausanne, SUI
9 Jul – London, GBR
16 Jul – Rabat, MAR
21 Jul – Monaco, MON
20 Aug – Birmingham, GBR
24 Aug – Zurich, SUI
1 Sep – Brussels, BEL

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