Combined track and field events

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

Combined 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]

Various combined events[edit]

Composition of combined events
Event Track Field
Men's decathlon 100 m 400 m 1500 m 110 m hurdles Long jump High jump Pole vault Shot put Discus throw Javelin throw
Women's heptathlon 200 m 800 m 100 m hurdles Long jump High jump Shot put Javelin throw
Men's heptathlon 60 m 1000 m 60 m hurdles Long jump High jump Pole vault Shot put
Women's pentathlon 800 m 60 m hurdles Long jump High jump Shot put
Throws pentathlon Hammer throw Shot Put Discus Javelin Weight throw

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Multi-Events scoring". cheshireaa.com. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 

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