Meeting Rankings

World Athletics Challenge - Combined Events

The World Athletics (WA, former IAAF) decided in November 1997 to introduce a Grand Prix also for the combined events in 1998. The official name of the new competition is „World Athletics Challenge - Combined Events“ and allows heptathletes and decathletes to earn WA-prize money at the end of the season.

The proposal for this competition was made by Konrad Lerch, the long-standing meeting director. Together with the organizers of the meeting in Talence (FRA), Konrad Lerch was able to convince World Athletics (until 2019: IAAF) that the queens and kings of athletics need a Grand Prix too. The mode foresees that, in addition to internationally selected meetings, the major international championships and the Olympic Games will also be used for the evaluation. The best three results of each athlete are evaluated and the challenge winner is determined.

Further information and standings:

World Athletics Challenge - Combined Events 2021

The following events belong to the Combined Events Challenge 2021:

EventVenueDate
Meeting de la RéunionLa Réunion/FRA18.12.-19.12.20
34. MultistarsLana/ITA24.04.-25.04.21
46. HypomeetingGötzis/AUT29.05./30.05.21
Meeting Internacional AronaArona/EXP12.06-13.06.21
US Olympic TrialsEugene/USA18.06.-27.06.21
Stadtwerke Ratingen Mehrkampf-MeetingRatingen/GER19.06-20.06.21
The XXXII Olympic Games Tokyo/JPN30.07.-08.08.21
DécastarTalence/FRAcancelled

 

World Athletics Challenge - Combined Events 2019

RankEventVenueDateScoreDecathlonRankHeptathlonRank 
1.World Ahtletics ChampionshipsDoha / QAT27.0./28.9.119.38867.4331.51.9551. 
2.45. HypomeetingGötzis/AUT25.5./26.5.118.35766.7972.51.5602. 
3.DecastarTalence/FRA22.6./23.6.114.15963.3845.50.7753. 
4.US Track & Fields ChampionshipsDes Moines/USA25.7./26.7.113.40164.0163.49.3854. 
5.23. Stadtwerke Ratingen Mehrkampf-MeetingRatingen/GER29.6./30.6.110.26261.9008.48.3625. 
6.European Cup (Super League)Lutsk/UKR6.7./7.7.110.12563.6884.46.4376. 
7.32. MultistarsLana/ITA27.4./28.4.108.86062.7047.46.1567. 
8.IX Meeting InternationalArona/ESP8.6./9.6.107.71161.61810.46.9038. 

 

Prize money for the Challenge winner

1. PlaceUSD 30.000,-- 
2. PlaceUSD 20.000,-- 
3. PlaceUSD 15.000,-- 

World Athletics Status

Events with World Athletics Status
Olympic Games
World Championships
Commonwealth Games 
Continental Championships
Universiade (international multi-sport event for students)
International meetings with World Athletics Challenge Status