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COMBINED EVENTS

Senior Events:-

    MEN - DECATHLON

        Day 1:100M, Long Jump, Shot, High Jump, 400M

        Day 2:110H, Discus, Pole Vault, Javelin, 1500M

    WOMEN - HEPTATHLON

        Day 1:100H, High Jump, Shot, 200M

        Day 2:Long Jump, Javelin, 800M

COMBINED EVENTS SCORING

Junior Events :

    U/17 MEN - OCTATHLON

        Day 1:100H, LJ, Javelin, 400M

        Day 2:HJ, Discus, Shot, 1500M

    U/17 WOMEN -HEPTATHLON - SEE ABOVE

    U/15 BOYS - PENTATHLON

        80H, SHOT, LJ, HJ, 800M

    U/15 GIRLS - PENTATHLON

        LJ, 75H, SHOT, HJ, 800M

    U/13 BOYS - PENTATHLON

        LJ, 75H, SHOT, HJ, 800

    U/13 GIRLS

        LJ, 70H, SHOT, HJ, 800

 

 

 All combined events training programmes are a compromise which must be well balanced and appropriate to the athletes status and abilities. The development of a young combined event athlete involves 4 stages: Pre-specialisation, Initial specialisation, Intermediate specialisation, and advanced specialisation.

 Due to the varied physical requirements and number of techniques to be learnt, combined events athletes typically peak in their late 20's. Below is a summary of the physical requirements for the decathlon and heptathlon, also below are the physiques of some successful athletes.

 

DECATHLON - PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

0=LOW, 10=HIGH
  Aerobic Endurance Gross Strength  Skill Relative Strength Running Speed Mobility  Explosive strength Speed Endurance  Strength Endurance
100M 2 6 5 8 10 7 8 6 0
LJ 0 4 8 7 9 9 9 0 0
SHOT 0 10 9 6 3 6 10 0 0
HJ 0 4 8 8 8 8 8 0 0
400M 5 4 4 8 9 5 4 5 8
11H 0 6 10 9 10 10 7 6 0
DISCUS 0 10 10 6 3 8 8 0 0
PV 0 5 10 10 8 7 7 0 0
JAVELIN 0 6 10 9 4 9 9 0 0
1500M 10 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 4

 

SUCCESSFUL ATHLETES
ATHLETE NATION HEIGHT WEIGHT BORN PB
Roman Sebrle CZE ? ? 1975 9026 (2001)
Thomas Dvorack CZE 1.85m 85kg   8994 (1999)
Dan O'Brian USA 1.89m 80kg   8891 (1992)
Daley Thompson GBR 1.85m 88kg 1958 8847 (1984)
Dean Macey GBR 1.96m 85kg   8567 (2000)
Jurgen Hingson FRG 2.00m 102kg 1958 8832 (1984)

 

HEPTATHLON - PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

0=LOW, 10=HIGH
  Aerobic Endurance Gross Strength  Skill Relative Strength Running Speed Mobility  Explosive strength Speed Endurance  Strength Endurance
100H 0 6 10 9 10 10 7 6 0
HJ 0 4 8 8 8 8 8 0 0
SHOT 0 10 10 6 6 6 10 0 0
200M 4 6 5 8 10 7 7 10 8
LJ 0 4 8 8 9 9 9 0 0
JAVELIN 0 6 10 9 4 9 9 0 0
800M 9 0 1 4 5 1 0 0 8

 

SUCCESSFUL ATHLETES
ATHLETE NATION HEIGHT WEIGHT BORN PB
Jackie Joyner-Kersee USA 1.78m 63kg 1962 7291 (1988)
Denise Lewis GBR 1.71m 63kg 1972 6831 (2000)
Judy Simpson GBR 1.82m 72kg 1960 6623 (1986)
Sabine John (Paetz) GDR 1.74m 68kg 1957 5946 (1984)

 

 

EXAMPLE DECATHLON TRAINING PROGRAM

COMBINED EVENTS RULES