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A decathlon would be considered a subsidiary discipline in Track and Field; in that it is comprised of ten events derived from Track and Field to be competed over a two day period. Performances in each event tally points for it's participant based on their results. These points total toward the overall decathlon performance to determine ranking at the end of the decathlon.

A decathlon is negotiated by one individual competitor entitled a 'decathlete'.

Ensue - 'team decathlons'; where the rules can range anywhere from how many team members can compete in any given event, whether any team member can compete in numerous events, and how many team members points are tallied in each event.

The properly noun-ed term "The Decathlon" is primarily reserved in the highest tier of competition capable for the event. These 'meets' of the worlds competitors are typically arranged by the International Associations of Athletics Federation, the IAAF, for the World Championships and the Olympic Committee for the Olympics.

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