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The decathlon is a very hard event open to men only at the Olympics. Over two days, the athletes have to compete in the 100m, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400m, 110m hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw and 1500m. There have been many great Olympic champions: Jim Thorpe, Daley Thompson, Roman Šebrle and Ashton Eaton to name a few.

Ashton Eaton Decathlon World Record Beijing 2015

A brief look and the final event of the decathlon at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing. Ashton Eaton of the USA shows the world just what an incredible athlete he is...by scoring a world record 9,045 points!

Decathlon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The decathlon is a combined event in athletics consisting of ten track and field events. The word decathlon is of Greek origin, from δέκα (déka, meaning "ten") and ἄθλος (áthlos, or ἄθλον, áthlon, meaning "feat"). Events are held over two consecutive days and the winners are determined by the combined performance in all.

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