LIEVIN (FRA): World decathlon champion Kevin Mayer will contest the 60m, 60m hurdles, long jump and pole vault at the French Indoor Championships in Lievin this weekend, informs AFP. Mayer will contest the heptathlon at the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham but he doesn’t think he will challenge Ashton Eaton’s world record. “I’m not going to calculate, but I think I’m still a long way from Ashton Eaton’s record, despite my new records, and I’m closer to the outdoor world record than I am indoors. “
RunBlogRun opines: Kevin Mayer is a decathlon wunderkid. I observed him at a few meets in France over the past few years and I loved watching him in London last summer. Kevin is respectful of Ashton Eaton. Truth is, Kevin Mayer has the wheels to dominate the multi events, as he does. But, this guy can go much farther. Will be fun to see him in Birmingham in two weeks.