News has come through that Ian Thomas died at the start of this year (5.2.)
Ian was instrumental in setting up English Schools Computer Scoring for Combined Events in 1991, and corresponded with members of the NUTS Working Party (National Union of Track Statisticians). He based his initial work on the Formulae in the IAAF 1985 Scoring Tables , which included 80m Hurdles as the only Vets event ! His notes at the time also mention the possibility of producing tables for non-standard events.
Years ago, our competitions just involved Senior Men and Senior Women. Then a few athletes matured into Veterans and still wanted to enjoy the Competitions, so the idea of an Inter-Age Group contest was floated. This meant adjusting the IAAF points totals for each discipline by applying suitable factors to the scores, so that the overall winner at such meetings might be a 65 year old ,or a 20 year old.
It needed a genius to produce a set of tables that would achieve this aim, and Ian Thomas was that man. On this icosathlon.fi website are the results of his labours, found by clicking on Score Calculator. This gives a menu for the 10 Masters age groups, men (Icosathlon) and women (Tetradecathlon), for both days. Each table lists performances gaining from 1000 points down to 1 point, and 40 tables needing 16 pages each is a lot of paper if you want hard copies !
It is a monumental piece of work, appreciated by icosathletes and organisers throughout the world, and Ian’s time and knowledge and enthusiasm will be sorely missed by us, as well as by the myriad of Combined Events people in Britain.
I have fond memories of meeting Ian in Sheffield when National Vets C.E. Championships and matches against the U.S.A. were held there for a number of years. He was a very humble man, and yet so talented. We all owe him an immense debt of gratitude.
Pete Clarke 1.2.21
Outdoor World records by categories and events (men) are updated (31.1.)
You’ll find them on Outdoor World Records.
Thanks to Pete Clarke!
French Open results (15.9.)
French Open championship was held in Toul on September 12 and 13.
All-time lists for Masters Men are updated (9.6.)
You’ll find them on Outdoor TOP-lists.
Thanks to Heiko!
Outdoor World Championships 2021 in France (20.2.)
France is willing to organize Ultra Multievents World Championships in 2021. According to preliminary plans it will happen in Nancy at the end of August.
- World Indoor Championships 2021 in France
- World Outdoor Championships 2021 in Nancy, France
Ultra Multievents in Delft 14.-15.9.2019
World Championships in Ultra Multievents on 24.-25.8.2019
Joy, sun, sweat, companionship and hard competition!
The 28th World Championships in Ultra Multievents were arranged at the track in Eläintarha Helsinki, Finland. Organization thanks all participants, their supporters and especially all volunteers. Such great people!
Geraldine Finegan from Ireland made a new world record in W50, 10 380 points!
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International 13th Helsinki Indoor Tetradecathlon 13.-14. April 2019
Hobart, Tasmania – Ultra Multievents 13. – 14.4.2019
First time in Tasmania! Results >>
Thank You Delft 2018!
Delft Athletics Club AV’40 organized great World Championships in Nederland in August 2018.
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4th IAUM World Indoor Championships & 12th Tetradecathlon
14-15.04.2018: Helsinki (FIN)
Icosathlon / Double Decathlon / Tetradecathlon / Ultra Multievents…
The Icosathlon is an Ultra Multievents competition consisting of 20 events contested over two days. Tetradecathlon for the women consists of 14 events.
There are several names to describe the 20- & 14-events combined. In the 1980’s, the name was ”Super Multievents”. In the 1990’s, the names were ”Double Decathlon” & ”Double Heptathlon”. They are still used today except in Japan where it is : ”Psychoathlon”. It is ”Ultramehrkampf” or ”Zwanzig-Kampf” in German, ”Twintig-Kamp” in Dutch, ”Kaksikymmenottelu” in Finnish and ”Icosathlon” in French.
International Association for Multievents (IAUM)