Decathlon

The decathlon is an event in track and field which consists of ten track and field events. The word decathlon is from the Greek word deka which means ten, and athlos which means feat. The men's decathlon is an event at the Olympic Games.

Most decathlon events are held over two days. Each participant receives a score based on their performance in each event, with the winner the athlete with the highest total score.

There are two divisions, the men’s decathlon and the women’s decathlon.

The men’s decathlon consists of 100m sprint, long jump, shot put, high jump, and 400m for day 1; 110 meters hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw, and 1500m for day 2.

In women’s decathlon, the events consist of 100m, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw, and 400m for day 1; 100m hurdles, long jump, shot put, high jump, and 1500m for day 2.

There is also a one hour decathlon. In this version, the athletes have to start the last of ten events within an hour after the start of the first event.

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