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Rhode Island Indoor State Championships Results

Both favorites came through to win at this year’s Rhode Island Indoor State Championships on Saturday. National leader Gianna Rao (Ponaganset, North Scituate, RI) left no doubt in the girl’s competition. All five of her legal throws outdistanced runner-up Chelsea Yang (Pilgrim, Warwick, RI). Her best attempt of 60’2″ was just six inches under her personal best and far enough to break the nine year old meet record, as well as the facility record. Jared Brier (Woonsocket, RI) led a trio of Woonsocket throwers to a podium sweep. He was the only thrower over 70 feet in the competition, while runner-up Jacob Greenless (Woonsocket, RI) added more than a foot to his best for second place.

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The Diamond League Decathlon

Last month I brought to light a proposal for European Athletics to transform the decathlon and heptathlon into a new event: the octathlon. In criticising the plan I noted that it failed because European Athletics doesn’t have a clear idea of what they are trying to fix about the multi-events in the first place. Unlike European Athletics, decathlete Tom FitzSimons has a clear idea of the issues facing the multi-events and as a guest on his podcast this week we chatted about some ways to help the sport.

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