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The decathlon is setup so that the two events that take the longest time to complete and are the most physically demanding are the final events of the day's activities. These two events are the 400 meter run and 1500 meter run.

On the first day, the 100 meter run takes about 11-13 seconds to complete ... an attempt in long jump, shot put, and high jump takes 5-10 seconds ... and the 400 meter run takes 48-50 seconds.

On the second day, the 110 meter hurdles takes 15-16 seconds ... an attempt in discus throw, pole vault, and javelin throw takes 5-10 seconds ... and the 1500 meter run takes 4 1/2 minutes or so.

Q: Why is the 400 meters the last event on day one of the Decathlon?

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The longest single event in a decathlon competition that a decathlete will run is the 1500 meters. (~0.9375 of a mile)A combination of the four running events in a decathlon (100 meters, 400 meters, 110 meter high hurdles, and 1500 meter run) yield 2110 meters. (~1.31875 miles)

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The last 400 meters.

The last 400 meters.

The last 400 meters.

; Day 1 * 100 meters * Long Jump * Shot Put * High Jump * 400 meters ; Day 2 * 110 meter hurdles * Discus * Pole Vault * Javelin * 1500 meters

I'm sure somewhere in the world there is a man running 400 meters at this very moment

Repeat answer:The decathlon is a 10-event competition spread over two days:First Day: 100 meter dash, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400 meter runSecond Day: 110 meter hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin, 1500 meter run

The four running events in a decathlon will signify the beginning and end of each day of competition in the two day decathlon. Day1- Day Start- 100 meter dash Day End- 400 meter dash Day2- Day Start- 110 meter high hurdles Day End- 1500 meter run. (just 100 meters short of a mile)

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