Combined track and field events


Combined track and field events are competitions in which athletes participate in a number of track and field events, earning points for their performance in each event, which adds to a total points score. Outdoors, the most common combined events are the men's decathlon and the women's heptathlon. Due to stadium limitations, indoor combined events competition have a reduced number of events, resulting in the men's heptathlon and the women's pentathlon. Athletes are allocated points based on an international-standard points scoring system, such as the decathlon scoring table.[1] Other longer combined events do exist, such as the icosathlon (double decathlon) for men and the tetradecathlon for women. Indoors, both men and women compete in the tetradecathlon, with slightly different events to the women's outdoor version.[2]

A moment of an 800 metres race, last event in women's heptathlon.

Various combined events


Composition of combined events
Event Track Field
Men's decathlon 100 m400 m1500 m110 m hurdlesLong jumpHigh jumpPole vaultShot putDiscus throwJavelin throw
Women's heptathlon 200 m800 m100 m hurdlesLong jumpHigh jumpShot putJavelin throw
Men's heptathlon (indoor) 60 m1000 m60 m hurdlesLong jumpHigh jumpPole vaultShot put
Women's pentathlon (indoor) 800 m60 m hurdlesLong jumpHigh jumpShot put

See also


Notes and references


  1. "Multi-Events scoring". cheshireaa.com. Retrieved 2 November 2012.
  2. Cédric. "What's IAUM ? - I A U M : International Association for Ultra Multievents". I A U M : International Association for Ultra Multievents (in French). Retrieved 2016-04-07.