Roman Šebrle became the first decathlete ever to achieve over 9000 points, setting the World Record at 9026 points (Götzis 2001), succeeding his compatriot, Tomaš Dvorak, who had scored 8994 points two years earlier (Prague 1999).
How many ways can we say, “ Roman Šebrle of the Czech Republic is the world’s greatest performer ever in the century ‐old tradition of the decathlon? I can think of at least five: Šebrle’s uniqueness, longevity, consistency,
Decathlon 2000 always used to be a huge inspiration and now I’m glad to be a part of the team here! It gives me an opportunity to discuss and write about the decathlon and to meet people with the same interests - Jessica Bullenkamp