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Athletics World Championships 2013 – Do You Know The World Records to Beat (Women)?

Athletics World Championships 2013 – Do You Know The World Records to Beat (Women)?

The Athletics World Championships will start tomorrow in Moscow. IAAF Athletics World Championships 2013 – Race Calendar and Facts If you want to closely follow this event and know some facts about the women’s world records for the 23 events that will take place in Moscow you may consider reading these brief notes. In women, Europe

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Athletics World Championships 2013 – Do You Know The World Records to Beat (Men)?

The Athletics World Championships will start tomorrow in Moscow. IAAF Athletics World Championships 2013 – Race Calendar and Facts If you want to closely follow this event and know some facts about the men’s world records for the 24 events that will take place in Moscow you may consider reading these brief notes. In men, Americas

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IAAF Athletics World Championships 2013 – Race Calendar and Facts

The 2013 athletics world championships will take place between August 10th and 18th, in Moscow, Russia. The 100 metres men’s race (August 11th, 18:50 CET) and the marathon (August 17th, 12:30 CET) are usually the most awaited events. In the 100 metres Usain Bolt was supposed to have the fierce competition of USA’ Tyson Gay that recently proved to be in

Athletics Women’s Heptathlon – How are each event’s marks converted into points?

In a previous post we have described how the women´s heptathlon event proceeds and left the promise of explaining how the different times, distances or heights, accordingly to each event, are converted into points to sum up the total decathlon’s score. Well, so it goes like this. The IAAF discloses a Combined Events Scoring Tables separately for each

Athletics Women’s Heptathlon – In what it consists and how it works?

The Women’s Heptathlon consists of seven events which shall be held on two consecutive days in the following order: First day: 100m Hurdles; High Jump; Shot Put; 200m. Second day: Long Jump; Javelin Throw; 800m. Like as decathlon, the word heptathlon has its origins in Greek alphabet (Hepta, meaning “seven”) and  (áthlon, meaning “contest”). Each event´s

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Athletics Men’s Decathlon – How are each event’s marks converted into points?

In a previous post we have described how the men´s decathlon event proceeds and left the promise of explaining how the different times, distances or heights, accordingly to each event, are converted into points to sum up the total decathlon’s score. Well, so it goes like this. The IAAF discloses a Combined Events Scoring Tables separately for each event.

Athletics Men’s Decathlon – In what it consists and how it works?

The Men’s athletics Decathlon consists of ten events which must be held on two consecutive days in the following order: First day: 100m; Long Jump; Shot Put; High Jump;400m. Second day: 110m Hurdles; Discus Throw; Pole Vault; Javelin Throw; 1500m. The word decathlon has its origins in Greek alphabet (déka, meaning “ten”) and  (áthlon, meaning

Athletics False Starts – Are there exceptions to the Main Rule?

As previously posted (see “Athletics – False Starts“), since the beginning of 2010 any false start made by an athlete in a sprint event results in his/her immediate disqualification. However, in sprint races integrated in combined events, such as the men’s Decathlon and the women’s Heptathlon, the 2010 rule does not apply. In this type of events the

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