The Decathlon

“The decathlon is a brotherhood whose framework is built on blood, sweat, and tears. It is a culture centered around individuals who model leadership through their actions- whose enduring attitudes, inner confidence, and commitment to excellence can be traced back to the early Olympic Games. We endure intense training to face the best athletes from across the world. While we are extreme rivals in competition, we are also respected companions. Watch the end of a decathlon and you will witness a tradition unlike any sport- a victory lap ran by all participants. This custom exemplifies the unity of decathletes who join together in respect for the game and its competitors. You see, the true value of this sport lies in the character of its community. We are a family of athletes devoted to integrity and good sportsmanship- pushing ourselves to be the best we can be on and off the field. I can only hope others may experience what I have been honored to represent.” ~Bryan Clay

The decathlon tests an individual’s athleticism at maximum capacity. Each competitor’s speed, strength, agility, endurance, and mental aptness are assessed over a two-day track and field meet. The meet consists of ten individual sport events which beckon an athlete’s persevering attitude in a test of will against time, distance, and fatigue. Interestingly, some of the current decathlon events appeared in the early Olympic Games held in Ancient Greece. For this reason, the decathlon is often referred to as the foundation of the modern day Olympics.

Schedule of Events

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Events on Day 1 Events on Day 2
100 Meter Dash 110 Meter Hurdles
Long Jump Discus
Shot Put Pole Vault
High Jump Javelin
400 Meter Dash 1500 Meter Run
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