Winner is who puts up the most points in his three best decathlons 2013 (not every event is scheduled)
The winner earns $ 30.000,-
2nd place $ 20.000,-
3rd place $ 15.000,-
Price money for 4th - 8th as well.
Remaining competitions Nice? and Talence 14.15. September 2013
Actual leaders are
Krauchanka 25.084 pts (8390, 8380, 8314)
Nixon 24.646 (8312, 8198, 8136)
Mikhan 24.068 (8125, 7975, 7968)
Most world class opponents so far do have just 2 countable results so far and need to add a 3rd.
In best position:
van der Plaetsen 16.419
Who will compete?
As we have seen actually isn't comfortable with jumping (long- and high-). He for the rest of his career will just start
1) in Olympic Games/ World Championships or competitions he needs in order to qualify.
2) when he is at 100% and has a chance to break the World record
--> no Eaton in Talence
His Ulm resut does not count and he will rest his body after a perfect
Needs just 8214 to take the lead. That'll be too tempting, even though he is slightly injured (back).
Local matador with a chance to win.
Good chance for compensation after at big disappointment on day2 in moscow - and in striking distance.
Has already finished 3 decathlons this yearr. After a perfect competition in moscow, I doubt that he'll come over, even though he'd be in striking distance as well.
Has the potential for more than 8500, but hasn't been able to finish a decathlon without a drop out this year. Already at age 26 he shouldn't waste such fine form without trying to attack his own PB (8506)
More to come