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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They are being sponsored to take part in a heptathalon and will have to overcome a range of sporting activities, including, long jump, triple jump, discus, javelin and shot putt.
Rutherford's achievement dovetailed spectacularly with Jessica Ennis' triumphant flourish in the heptathalon and Mo Farah's stunning 10,000metre victory - both of which were played out in front of a fervent home crowd.
And the reigning heptathalon world champion has already become the postergirl for Britain's medal hopes at the London 2012 Olympics.
Shelia Burrell, who started her heptathalon career in the early 1990s at UCLA, ran with a stress fracture in her right foot, moved from 12th to fourth overall, just missing the bronze medal.
DENISE LEWIS ran a lifetime-best time for victory in the 100 metres hurdles in the Decastar 2000 competition in Talence to give her a flying start to the heptathalon.
They hope to have world heptathalon silver medalist Denise Lewis available for the final.
And she has given herself the green light to chase the Heptathalon World Title next month - just five days before her 27th birthday.
Amy, who works at Alnwick Sports Centre and was named Junior Double Heptathalon Champion of 2000, is also no stranger to the physical demands of the job.
Birchfield's World Heptathalon No 2 headed the sprinkling of British team track stars turning out on a chilly wet day for their clubs at the second of the British Women's League (Div One) meetings.
Denise Lewis is the first of Britain's medal hopes in action today when she launches her bid for heptathalon gold.
DENISE LEWIS struck gold for the second time in 26 days yesterday by winning the Commonwealth Games heptathalon.
Olympic heptathalon medallist Denise Lewis beat off the challenge of judo's Kate Howey and golf's US Open winner Alison Nicholas to pick up the women's award at a glittering ceremony at London's Royal Garden Hotel.