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Athletics 4X100 Metres Relay – 100 Metres in 8.70 Seconds? Say it Again?

Athletics 4X100 Metres Relay – 100 Metres in 8.70 Seconds? Say it Again?

The 4×100 Metres relay is one of the most spectacular sprint athletics races one can watch. The best teams often do not win the race since they are disqualified namely when transitions are made between runners. The transition or exchange zone is 20 meters long (changeover box that’s situated 10m before and 10m after the start

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

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