IAAF World Combined Events Challenge

In 1998 a new initiative was introduced for combined events athletes – the World Combined Events Challenge – a circuit which allows decathletes to earn points and win prize money.

The Challenge calendar includes the meetings in Götzis, Decastar, Ratingen, Kladno and other selected international and national competitions. Scoring opportunities may only be awarded at these World Combined Events Challenge permit meetings. The final ranking is based on the addition of totals achieved by athletes in any three designated competitions.

Prize money descended down to eighth place accordingly – 1st 30 000, 2nd 20 000, 3rd 15 000, 4th 10 000, 5th 8000, 6th 7000, 7th 6000, and 8th 5000 USD.

Winners of the IAAF World Combined Events Challenge :

Year Decathlete Nation 1st meeting 2nd meeting 3rd meeting Total
1998 Erki Nool EST 8672 8628 8667 25967
1999 Tomaš Dvorak CZE 8738 8994 8744 26476
2000 Erki Nool EST 8742 8706 8641 26089
2001 Tomaš Dvorak CZE 8527 8902 8514 25943
2002 Roman Šebrle CZE 8800 8701 8800 26301
2003 Tom Pappas USA 8585 8784 8750 26119
2004 Roman Šebrle CZE 8842 8893 8217 25952
2005 Roman Šebrle CZE 8534 8521 8326 25381
2006 Dmitri Karpov KAZ 8293 8414 8438 25145
2007 Roman Šebrle CZE 8518 8676 8067 25261
2008 Andrei Krauchanka BLR 8575 8551 8312 25438
2009 Trey Hardee USA 8516 8261 8790 25567
2010 Romain Barras FRA 8297 8313 8453 25063
2011 Leonel Suarez CUB 8440 8231 8501 25172
2012 Hans van Alphen BEL 8519 8447 8293 25259
2013 Andrei Krauchanka BLR 8390 8380 8314 25084
2014 Rico Freimuth GER 8317 8356 8308 24981
2015 Ilya Shkurenyov RUS 8343 8378 8538 25259
2016 Kai Kazmirek GER 8318 8323 8580 25221
2017 Rico Freimuth GER 8365 8663 8564 25592
2018 Arthur Abele GER 8481 8431 8310 25222
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