Hey there all. I was just looking at the results from the current world youth champs, and I must say some where impressive. Which made me think where are the athletes that competed at these world youth champs a few years ago. So I had a look back at the youth champs that were held in Hungary back in 2001, I could hardly recognise any of the names. So that begs the question, what happened to those athletes? It has been 6 years so you would think that those athletes would now be 22/23 years old. Does anyone know if any of those athletes have continued with the event? Yes octathlon is a different beast than decathlon but it is a great progression to our great event. Is this where we are loosing interest? Should there be more done to include these younger athletes into the bigger events? What about including a under 19/21 octathlon or decathlon with big meets such as Gotzis or Talence etc, this would keep these athletes in the sport and give them a chance to compete and be around the stars of the decathlon. What does everyone think?