• WordNet 3.6
    • n decathlon an athletic contest consisting of ten different events
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ten events make up the decathlon.
    • n decathlon 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.
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  • Bruce Jenner
    Bruce Jenner
    “If you're going to dedicate every second to winning the decathlon, what are you doing wasting your time in bed?”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Deca-; Pentathlon


In literature:

There were five events in the Pentathlon and ten in the Decathlon.
"Injun and Whitey to the Rescue" by William S. Hart

In news:

(AP) — Milt Campbell, who became the first black to win the Olympic decathlon in 1956 and went on to play professional football and become a motivational speaker, has died after a battle with prostate cancer.
The Barack Obama election year decathlon .
Eaton, an American, was awarded gold Thursday for his performance in the decathlon , an event that combines 10 different sprinting, jumping, throwing, and middle-distance disciplines.
Ashton Eaton competes in the pole vault during the decathlon competition.
Decathlon , Beach Volleyball In Olympic Spotlight.
The Physics of Scoring the Olympic Decathlon .
In this photo taken with a fisheye lens, Ashton Eaton of the United States competes in the decathlon long jump at Olympic Stadium on Wednesday.
Why does decathlon bore us.
Once upon a time, the decathlon was a very big deal.
American Ashton Eaton poised to win decathlon gold at London Olympics.
If anything shows the decline of the popularity of the decathlon , it's the fact that Bruce Jenner is now more famous for his reality television show appearances and overdone plastic surgery than his Olympic win in 1976.
29th Annual Quest for Quality Awards: 3PL winners in the logistics decathlon .
Xtreme Decathlon unveiled at Oshkosh.
Sport Science tackles the decathlon .
World Record Makes Oregon's Eaton London Olympic Decathlon Favorite.

In science:

We use the dataset decathlon which contains n = 41 athletes described according to their performances in p = 10 different sports of decathlon.
ClustOfVar: An R Package for the Clustering of Variables