King's graduate Josh Mouland is taking part in the double decathlon world championships on 20-21 August. The championships are being held at Lisse in The Netherlands, and the athletes have to do twenty different track and field events over two days.
The events are more varied than in a normal decathlon, and provide a huge challenge. There are endurance events like the 10,000 metre race and the 3,000 metre steeplechase, speed events like the 100m race and the 110m hurdles, and events demanding strength like the shot put and hammer throw.
Josh has just graduated in Natural Sciences this summer, and he is doing the double decathlon because he loves athletics and because he wants to raise money for charity. If you would like to sponsor him for this gruelling contest, then go to his JustGiving pages for Multiple Sclerosis or Help for Heroes.
For details of the double decathlon, see the World Championships Ultra-Multievents website.
Josh did extremely well in the competition. He came first out of the six UK contestants, and fourth overall. You can still sponsor him for his achievement until the middle of September. Follow the links to his JustGiving pages above.
Posted: 30 August 2011