heptathlon

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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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RAINFORD heptathlete Danielle McGifford is a woman on a mission - adamant nothing will stop her from claiming that final plane ticket across the pond for her dream trip this summer.
Other heptathletes include Czech Katerina Cachova who will be aiming to beat the meeting record of 6026 points, Australia's Lauren Foote, Mari Klaup of Estonia, Sweden's Ellinore Hallin, Czeck Republic's Katerina Cachova (2007 World Youth Champion) and last year's Hexham International Combined Events Meeting winner, Lucia Slanickova of Slovakia.
One athlete who unfortunately won't be on display is Birminghambased heptathlete Kelly Sotherton, who announced this week that she is unable to compete at the World Championships due to a spell of nagging foot injuries.
Steele admits there would be initial resistance to the idea, especially from the older and more experienced heptathletes.
To investigate imagery effectiveness, elite heptathletes were interviewed concerning their use of imagery.
At the beginning of the meeting, they told me I did a great job, and at the end, they offered me a volunteer position to coach the heptathletes.
Birchfield Harriers heptathletes Kelly Sotherton and Louise Hazel enjoying a makeover at Selfridges.
Those are the type of experiences that Blair LaBounty plans to draw on this year as she returns to Hayward Field as an assistant coach in charge of the UO women's heptathletes and hurdlers.
Marion Jones and Inger Miller, the two heptathletes decidedly are not.
Heptathletes Kelly Sotherton and Louise Hazel have been invited to a day of glamour by Selfridges to launch the Aviva World Trials and UK Championships.
In addition to his role as USC assistant coach and personal fitness trainer, Lange coaches Kiss, javelin thrower Todd Riech and heptathletes Nicole Haynes and Edwina Ammonds for a monthly fee.
NIKITA Campbell-Smith could one day be adding her name to famous Birchfield Harrier heptathletes such as Olympic champion Denise Lewis and world and Olympic medalist Kelly Sotherton.