Icosathlon

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Also called the double decathlon. In Track and Field, the icosathlon is an ultra multi-event competition consisting of twenty events contested over two days. There is an extra rule, that each day should contain a pause of an hour. Mostly the competition is held over two days, but one day icosathlons also exist. The first day of the standard icosathlon includes:

On the second day of the standard icosathlon, the following events are contested:

Each event is scored according to the decathlon scoring tables or, for non-decathlon events, the IAAF points tables. At the conclusion of each icosathlon, the competitor with the highest point total is declared the winner.

The event is overseen by the International Association for Ultra Multievents (IAUM), which also holds the tetradecathlon based on the women's heptathlon. The men's world record for the standard icosathlon of 14,571 is held by Joseph Detmer of the United States.[1] The women's world record of 11,091 is held by Kelly Rodmell.

Medal totals[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Estonia 6 5 3 14
2  Finland 5 2 5 12
3  United States 3 3 2 8
4  Australia 3 1 1 5
5  Great Britain and N.I. 2 4 3 9
6  Germany 2 2 5 9
7  Netherlands 1 4 3 8
8  Belgium 1 0 1 2
9  Spain 1 0 0 1
10  Russia 0 2 0 2
11  Sweden 0 1 0 1
12  Senegal 0 0 1 1
12 Total 24 24 24 72

NOTE: Only men athletes totals from 1990.

Championships[edit]

Edition Year City Country Date Winner Score
1st 1990 Espoo  Finland 22 Sep – 23 Sep Indrek Kaseorg 13213
2nd 1991 Punkalaidun  Finland 21 Sep - 22 Sep Indrek Kaseorg 14086
3rd 1992 Punkalaidun  Finland 12 Sep - 13 Sep Indrek Kaseorg 14274
4th 1993 Punkalaidun  Finland 11 Sep - 12 Sep Pasi Suutarinen 12509
5th 1994 Punkalaidun  Finland 10 Sep - 11 Sep Pasi Suutarinen 12378
6th 1995 Punkalaidun  Finland 9 Sep - 10 Sep Aivar Hommik 12023
7th 1996 Punkalaidun  Finland 7 Sep - 8 Sep Aivar Hommik 12111
8th 1997 Punkalaidun  Finland 6 Sep - 7 Sep Teppo Syrjala 11774
9th 1998 Punkalaidun  Finland 5 Sep - 6 Sep Teppo Syrjala 11929
10th 1999 Punkalaidun  Finland 4 Sep - 5 Sep Meelis Tammre 11722
11th 2000 Hexham  United Kingdom 23 Sep - 24 Sep John Heanly 12409
12th 2001 Hexham  United Kingdom 22 Sep - 23 Sep David Purdon 11275
13th 2002 Turku  Finland 7 Sep - 8 Sep Kip Janvrin 14185
14th 2003 Sankt Pölten  Austria 4 Oct - 5 Oct Brauer Päärn 11672
15th 2004 Gateshead  United Kingdom 21 Aug - 22 Aug Shaun Meinecke 12784
16th 2005 Lynchburg, Virginia  United States 7 Oct - 8 Oct David Purdon 11682
17th 2006 Bendigo  Australia 14 Oct - 15 Oct David Purdon 11931
18th 2007 Jyväskylä  Finland 25 Aug - 26 Aug Marnix Engels 12004
19th 2008 Scheessel  Germany 2 Aug - 3 Aug Schürmann Adrian 11877
20th 2009 Delft  Netherlands 12 Sep - 13 Sep Benedikt Nolte 11605
21st 2010 Lynchburg, Virginia  United States 24 Sep - 25 Sep Joe Detmer 14571
22nd 2011 Lisse  Netherlands 20 Aug - 21 Aug Joan Estruch 10824
23rd 2012 Turnhout  Belgium 30 Jun - 01 Jul Bert Misplon 11316
24th 2013 Yeovil  United Kingdom 24 Aug - 25 Aug Rob Simmonds 11550


Indoor Equivalent[edit]

For indoor ultra-multievent meetings, all competitors compete in an indoor tetradecathlon, spanning 14 events over 2 days. These events are as follows:

Day 1

  • 60m dash
  • Long jump
  • 800m
  • Shot put
  • 400m
  • High jump
  • 3000m

Day 2

  • 60m hurdles
  • Pole vault
  • 1500m
  • Weight throw
  • 200m
  • Triple jump
  • 5000m

Unlike in outdoor ultra multi event competitions, the number and order of events is the same for both genders.

Records[edit]

Men

  • Icosathlon : 14571 points -  Joseph Detmer (USA) - 2010 (Lynchburg, USA)
  • Indoor Tetradecathlon : 8466 points -  Jérôme D'Heygere (BEL) - 2013 (Helsinki, Finland)

Women

  • Icosathlon : 11091 points -  Kelly Rodmell (GBR) - 2004 (Melbourne, Australia)
  • Outdoor Tetradecathlon : 10798 points -  Kelo Milla (FIN) - 2002 (Turku, Finland)
  • Indoor Tetradecathlon : 7869 points -  Maren Schott (DEU) - 2013 (Helsinki, Finland)
World Records details
Icosathlon Joseph Detmer Kelly Rodmell Double Heptathlon Milla Kelo Tetradecathlon Jérôme D'Heygere Maren Schott
100m 10 s 93 13 s 43 100m H 14 s 89 60m 7 s 69 8 s 46
Long jump 7 m 30 4 m 91 High jump 1 m 51 Long jump 6 m 36 5 m 22
200m H 24 s 25 31 s 40 1500m 5 min 03 s 74 800m 2 min 09 s 50 2 min 28 s 46
Shot put 12 m 27 9 m 10 400m H 62 s 18 Shot put 11 m 46 9 m 10
5000m 18 min 25 s 32 19 min 40 s 00 Shot put 12 m 73 400m 54 s 40 60 s 99
800m 2 min 02 s 23 2 min 30 s 00 200m 25 s 16 High jump 1 m 82 1 m 46
High jump 1 m 98 1 m 40 100m 12 s 59 3000m 10 min 53 s 35 12 min 04 s 43
400m 50 s 43 63 s 97 Long jump 5 m 73 60m H 9 s 02 9 s 75
Hammer throw 31 m 82 30 m 37 400m 56 s 10 Pole vault 3 m 60 1 m 50
3000m SC 11 min 22 s 47 12 min 35 s 80 Javelin throw 32 m 69 1500m 4 min 42 s 41 5 min 25 s 47
110m H 15 s 01 17 s 96 800m 2 min 23 s 94 Weight throw 9 m 22 7 m 95
Discus throw 40 m 73 17 m 26 200m H 28 s 72 200m 24 s 64 27 s 42
200m 22 s 58 27 s 35 Discus throw 47 m 86 Triple jump 12 m 98 11 m 17
Pole vault 4 m 85 2 m 30 3000m 11 min 48 s 68 5000m 18 min 46 s 52 22 min 47 s 04
3000m 10 min 25 s 49 11 min 22 s 60 Total 10798 points Total 8466 points 7869 points
400m H 53 s 83 70 s 92
Javelin throw 51 m 95 23 m 15
1500m 4 min 26 s 66 5 min 22 s 20
Triple jump 13 m 67 9 m 53
10000m 40 min 27 s 26 44 min 47 s 00
Total 14571 points 11091 points

This table of records isn't officially acknowledged by the IAAF but is considered by the International Association for Ultra Multievents (IAUM) as the best performance of all time since the foundation of the discipline in 1981.[2]

Competitions[edit]

The IAUM sponsors an icosathlon and tetradecathlon every year at the IAUM World Championships. The 2012 World Championships were held in Turnhout, Belgium.[3] In addition, a variety of other icosathlon events are held, most notably the annual Dutch Double Decathlon, held in Delft, Netherlands. The 2012 event will be held on 8 and 9 September. Next European Championships are scheduled on 6 and 7 September 2014 in Lodi, Lombardy, Italy (near Milan).

References[edit]

External links[edit]