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Decathlon

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Decathlon, 10-event track-and-field contest consisting of the 100-meter dash; the 400-meter and 1,500-meter flat races; the 110-meter hurdle race; pole vaulting; discus throwing; shot putting; javelin throwing; and the broad and high jumps. The decathlon has been an Olympic event since 1912.

See also: Track and field.

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