I’m loving the Athletics World Champs but some events are just plain daft, aren’t they? Someone far wittier than me said that the whole notion of the 10km walk was akin to a competition to determine who can whisper the loudest.
The pole vault is pretty extraordinary. Like an event dreamed up by William Heath Robinson. But the most ridiculous event has to be the triple jump. Why not finish with a forward roll? Or for that matter, let’s bring back the egg and spoon and the sack race.