decathlon decathlon  /di ˈkæθ lɔn/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an athletic contest consisting of ten different events

Usage(s):

  1. All told, Milt had racked up 7,235 points in history's fourth best decathlon performance.
  2. Running, jumping or throwing, decathlete Daley Thompson was a winnerJust a year ago, Daley Thompson mailed a postcard to Bob Mathias, the only man ever to win two decathlon.
  3. With every rival conquered, Rafer John son later reaffirmed his decision to retire from the decathlon.

News

  1. Jacowleff leads Staples boys track at Decathlon

    Staples High junior Robert Jacowleff recorded seven top-20 finishes over two days at the Decathlon-Heptathlon-Hammer Throw-Steeplechase championships at New Britain's Willbrook Park.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Westport News

  2. UI Solar Decathlon team taking home to away game

    The latest University of Illinois solar house, dubbed "Etho," is being built in conjunction with a team at Peking University for the first-ever Solar Decathlon China competition in early August. URBANA — Designing a "net zero" solar-powered house is challenging enough without trying to do it in two languages across two continents with a 13-hour time difference. The latest University of Illinois ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Champaign News-Gazette

  3. Leslie Earns Decathlon Title, Smashes Record

    Kirstie Leslie won the girls decathlon championship at the Great Southwest Track and Field Classic last Thursday and Friday at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Missourian

Quotes

  1. "I'd love for this to be a spark for the decathlon," said Clay, the 2004 Olympic silver medalist, "and bring it back to the forefront."
    on Aug 23, 2008 By: Bryan Clay Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. "This is the toughest of all my titles and very emotional. I did not have the shape I expected after the training camp but as it proved, decathlon is finished only after the last event," said Sebrle.
    on Sep 1, 2007 By: Roman Sebrle Source: Daily Times

  3. WASHINGTON (AFP) - "I want to congratulate this year's Solar Decathlon champion, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, and the 19 other teams for their innovative designs and application of solar technologies," US Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman...
    on Oct 19, 2007 By: Samuel Bodman Source: South Asian Women's Forum

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