Josef Karas (athlete)

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Josef Karas
Personal information
Full nameJosef Karas
Born (1978-08-20) 20 August 1978 (age 40)
Olomouc, Czechoslovakia, now Czech Republic
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight90.0 kg (198.4 lb; 14.17 st)
Josef Karas
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorDark blond/Brown
Eye colorBlue
Mister Czech Republic 2010 (winner)
Mister World 2010 (1st runner-up)

Josef Karas (born 20 August 1978 in Olomouc, Czechoslovakia, now Czech Republic) is a Czech male decathlete and beauty pageant titleholder.[1] He previously represented Canada. He set his personal best score (7922 points) in the men's decathlon on 20 June 2007 in Kladno. Karas is a two-time national champion in the men's decathlon (2005 and 2006).

On 11 February 2010 he was elected Mister Czech Republic 2010 and will represent his country at the worldwide male beauty pageant Mister World 2010 to be held in South Korea on 27 March 2010.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Canada
2002 NACAC U-25 Championships San Antonio, Texas, United States 2nd Decathlon 6927 pts
Representing the  Czech Republic
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 14th Decathlon 7669 pts
2007 European Indoor Championships Birmingham, England 12th Heptathlon 5229 pts
Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria Decathlon DNF
World Championships Osaka, Japan 20th Decathlon 7625 pts
2008 Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria Decathlon DNF