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Covid-19 Lockdown: Why Decathlon World Record Holder Mayer Is Worried

The decathlon World record holder and Olympics silver medalist French Kelvin Mayer speaking with AFP on the covid-19 induced lockdown, he said he’s troubled by what this pandemic will lead to. But he conceded he missed an open space to train.

“What does worry me is any potential catastrophe that the pandemic leads to, but i just try and keep myself busy for now,” he said.

“I would have loved to compete in my hometown (Paris), it’s a pity. Sport has to take a back-seat for the moment and you just have to accept it,” he said.

Mayer said he was doing well in lockdown, but like many of us was missing getting out and about.

“I miss going to the beach, the forest, to the river, surfing and stuff like that,” the 28-year-old World champion added.

“Maybe I’m not being hit as hard as most people because I do a great deal of physical training. I don’t get bored at all,” said Mayer, who does up to four hours training per day.

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