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    details please, what events, how many days,what countries contest etc.

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    It's my understanding that a double decathlon is nothing more than a decathlon done twice. I don't know of any country that does this regularly. There have been a few dd's held--I've always regarded them as just a fun gimmick, of interest to masochist (or macho) decathletes who want to do it, but not taken seriously by anyone else. It's certainly not an official event recognized by any rules that I know of.

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    • #3
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      ALL IN ONE DAY? Sounds even worse than 1 hour dec.

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      • #4
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        real men and real women only need apply...

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        • #5
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          and by the way satch please learn how to spell "Decathlon."

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          • #6
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            No it is not the same events - you add events like 5k - Hammer - Triple Jump - Steeple - only for the truly nuts

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            • #7
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              MORE DETAILS, sounds like good event for BATMAN, WHATS longest distance race?

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              • #8
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                Here's an article with the list of events from 2002 when Kip Janvrin set the world best:

                http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics ... hlon_x.htm

                The events and his marks were:
                Day one: 100 meters (11.42 seconds), long jump (22 feet, 3 1/2 inches), 200 hurdles (25.31), shot put (44-8 3/4), 5,000 (18 minutes, 23.97 seconds), 800 (2:02.46), high jump (6-1 1/2), 400 (50.64), hammer throw (112-5), 3,000 steeplechase (11:22.96).

                Day two: 110 hurdles (15.23), discus (134-3), 200 (22.56), pole vault (16-2), 3,000 (10:13.16), 400 hurdles (54.40), javelin (191-4), 1,500 (4:35.76), triple jump (43-3), 10,000 (42:37.71).

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                • #9
                  Re: double decathalon

                  Sheesh!! A 5,000m, 400m, 800m and Steeplechase all in the same day!! That'd be enough to kill a normal person!

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                  • #10
                    Re: double decathalon

                    http://www.dmultis.org/ is a good link with lots of info about the double decath, if you're interested.

                    Adam

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                    • #11
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                      thanks guys, you really do learn something new every day.

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                      • #12
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                        Yes, the double decathlon is every track event, 20 events done over 2 days. It's freaking amazing.

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                        • #13
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                          There is a meet in Sweden or Finland held every year, I think. Maybe in both places. From the results I have seen, elite decathletes don't tend to do this. They tend to whine about 1500, can't see them joyfully running a 10K, steeple and 5K.

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                          • #14
                            Re: double decathalon

                            Back in the olden days, they used to have a race walk in there too.

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                            • #15
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                              For any of us that want the sport to receive more public attention, we should probably pay more attention to this event. I distinctly recall reading about Janvrin's performance in my local paper (or possibly even the New York Times?) This event is clearly something that the average fan can relate to: insanely excessive athletic self-abuse.

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