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By the sixth century BC, pentathlons had become part of religious games Introduced in Olympia during 708 BC, the competition was extremely popular for many centuries

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Using the same scale, scored 10,234 points in the W65 division, the highest decathlon score ever recorded.

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Decathlon combines four runs, three jumps and three throws
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The modern decathlon first appeared on the at the in
This way, marks that would be competitive within an age division can get rated, even if those marks would not appear on the scale designed for younger age groups The world record holder is decathlete , who achieved 7,897 points at a meeting in , , in 1992
The schedule of events differs from the men's decathlon, with the field events switched between day one and day two; this is to avoid scheduling conflicts when men's and women's decathlon competitions take place simultaneously World records WR compared to decathlon bests DB Event Type Athlete Record Score Difference % Difference Date Place Ref 100 m WR JAM 9

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Traditionally, all decathletes who finish the event, rather than just the winner or medal winning athletes, do a round of honour together after the competition.

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Additionally, like women, the age divisions use different implement weights and lower hurdles
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However, in 2001, the approved scoring tables for a women's decathlon; the current world record holder is of , with 8,366
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Event 1,000 pts 900 pts 800 pts 700 pts Unit 100 m 10
The points tables used are the same as for the heptathlon in the shared events The % Difference column shows the percentage difference between the time, distance or height of the individual world record and the decathlon record other than the Total entry, which shows the percentage difference between awarded decathlon points
The event is similar to the held at the , and also similar to a competition called an "all-around", which was contested at the in 1884 Another all-around was held at the

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Pentathlons involved five disciplines — , , , and a match.

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Women's disciplines differ from men's in the same way as for standalone events: the shot, discus and javelin weigh less, and the sprint hurdles uses lower hurdles over 100 m rather than 110 m
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Decathlon bests are only recognized when an athlete completes the ten-event competition with a score over 7,000 points