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Heptathlon includes seven events and only women compete. Decathlon is the male version.

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The hepatathlon is a seven discipline event for women and the decathlon is a ten discipline event for men.

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Why no men in heptathlon?

Men compete in decathlon, women compete in heptathlon. Men do not compete in heptathlon, women do not compete in decathlon.

Who made the decathlon and heptathlon?

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Who were the Australian decathlon and heptathlon athletes in Beijing?

Kylie Wheeler competed in heptathlon and finished 10th with 6,369 points. Australia didn't have a competitor in decathlon.

How are the heptathlon 'N' decathlon events similar?

The heptathlon and the decathlon are variations of the same event, combined-events. In outdoor track and field, women do the heptathlon, consisting of seven events, and men do the decathlon, consisting of ten events. Both of the events have events in them that are power and speed related with one that is more endurance related.

What is the difference between pentathlon and heptathlon?

A Pentathlon has 5 event and a Heptathlon has 8 events :)

Which female won the last decathlon gold medal?

Women do not compete for a gold medal in the decathlon yet. The women do a 7 event Heptathlon, which was won in 2012 by Jessica Ennis.

What olympic events winner is to be considered the worlds greatest athlete?

For men, that is the winner of the decathlon and for women, the winner of the heptathlon.

What are heptathlons and decathlons?

The heptathlon and decathlon are both multidisciplinary events. The heptathlon consists of seven events and is usually competed by women. The decathlon consits of ten events and is nearly alway competed by men.

What is a athletic contest with 10 events?

a heptathlon - consists of 100m hurdles, High Jump, Shot Put, 200m, Javelin, Long Jump and 800m.

Is heptathlon for women only and is decathlon for men?

At the Olympic level yes but technically no. Women do compete in the Decathlon but not (yet) in the Olympics. With an age grading factor included, the highest point total ever is by masters athlete Nadine O'Connor. And indoors the men compete in a different heptathlon. I suggest these are evolving situations as it has taken decades to reach acceptance (into world championship and Olympic level events), but women outdoors and men indoors have advanced from pentathlon to heptathlon and continue to test further bounds. There is even an icosathlon (double decathlon).

What does NM mean in track and field?

NM = No mark.

Which athletics Jessica Ennis does belong to?

No -- she's competed in heptathlon and pentathlon, but not decathlon. See related links, below, for more information.