What is the Decathlon?

That’s a question Ross Bomben hears often, so we thought we’d include some facts about it here. As you might have guessed, “Deca”, meaning 10, indicates that there are 10 events. Each athletic event is held in two groups of 5 events, over two days – consecutively – and the victors are determined by the combined points in all performances. Victory is judged on a points system, different point amounts in each event, not by the individual event position achieved.

Below you’ll find links for each event, which links out to Wikipedia for a more in-depth description of each Decathlon event.