In the modern Olympic Games, a composite contest consisting of a 100-meter run, a broad jump, putting the shot, a running high-jump, a 400-meter run, throwing the discus, a 100-meter hurdle race, pole vaulting, throwing the javelin, and a 1500-meter run.
When I lost my decathlon world record I took it like a man. I only cried for ten hours. Daley Thompson
Most people doing the decathlon these days are quite boring, so people don't relate to them. Daley Thompson
Sometimes you have to resist working on your strengths in favour of your weaknesses. The decathlon requires a wide range of skills. Daley Thompson
I didn't even know what it was when I started. But I was lucky. I found it at 16. Most people don't discover decathlon until they're 21 or 22. Daley Thompson
The decathlon takes so long to learn that people who are good athletes don't want to go back to the beginning again. Daley Thompson
decathlon in German is Zehnkampf
decathlon in Swedish is tiokamp
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