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heptathlon:

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, in modern Olympic games, a contest for men held over two days and composed of 10 track-and-field events. It consists of the long jump; the high jump; the discus throw; the shot putt; the javelin throw; the 100-, 400-, and 1,500-meter races; the 110-meter hurdle race;
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heptathlon

an athletic contest for women in which each athlete competes in seven different events
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Miss Ennis also admitted her irritation at her nickname, Tadpole, which was created by fellow English heptathlete and rival, Kelly Sotherton.
It means Hexham will be the last opportunity for many Olympic heptathlete and decathlete hopefuls to make their national squads.
The 35-year-old former Commonwealth Games champion and Olympic bronze medal-winning heptathlete officially called time on her career yesterday, a little over a week after undergoing an operation to remove part of a disc from her back.
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Other athletes to receive backing for the next 12 months include hurdles sensation Jack Meredith and heptathlete Katarina Thompson.
Since taking gold in Delhi the charismatic heptathlete has seen her profile soar to the heights of one of her javelin throws.
Former Oregon all-American heptathlete Kalindra McFadden has joined the Portland State track and field program as a volunteer assistant coach, it was announced Thursday.
The interview guide was pilot tested on one national level heptathlete not included in the present study and feedback resulted in minor refinements to improve clarity and flow.
Perry, a sprinter, hurdler and long jumper at Quartz Hill, was better known as a heptathlete in previous seasons.
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