The decathlon includes four running events, three jumping events and three throwing events, all of which take over a two-day period.
Day 1:100m, long jump, shot put, high jump and 400m.
Day 2: 110m hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and 1500m.
Points are awarded in each event according to a scoring table.
A score of 1000 points would correspond to the following results: 10.39 in the 100m, 7.76 in the long jump, 18.40m in the shot put, 2.21m in the high jump, 46.17m in the 400m, 13.80 in the 110m hurdles, 56.18m in the discus, 5.29m in the pole vault, 77.20m in the javelin and 3.53.79 in the 1500m.
The main qualities of a decathlete are speed, strength and especially dynamism.
High concentration levels are required throughout the two days of the event.