The 2018 IAAF Combined Events Challenge kicks off on Friday (27) with the 31st edition of the Multistars Trofeo Zerneri Acciai in Florence.
The Luigi Ridolfi Stadium will host the Multistars for the sixth consecutive year, welcoming combined events specialists from 20 countries. The traditional Italian season opener is shaping up as a battle between the US and Brazil in both the men’s decathlon and the women’s heptathlon.
Bougard starts as heptathlon favourite
US specialist Erica Bougard will highlight the women’s heptathlon field, which also features 2016 Multistars winner Vanessa Chefer Spinola and last year’s third placer Tamara De Sousa.
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