How is a person’s performance scored in the decathlon? Assume a person equals the world record in each of the 10 events: What would his score be? Does a score of 8000 in 1976 equal a score of 8000 in 2003?

note that column Z is the minimum scoring (0 points) so for the 100m, 18 sec is 0 points. A 10.39 gives you 1001 points.

Similarly, a 2.20m LJ is 0 points, but 7.76m is 1000 points.

Enter these in Excel, add your PBs for all 10 events, and you’d be surpirse how little it is!

for Outdoor Masters, there is a one-day Pentathlon:

200m, Long Jump, Discus, Javelin, 1500m

Note: no hurdles or Pole Vault. The again, do you want to see a 65 year old do PV?

Originally posted by fjlee

note that column Z is the minimum scoring (0 points) so for the 100m, 18 sec is 0 points. A 10.39 gives you 1001 points.Similarly, a 2.20m LJ is 0 points, but 7.76m is 1000 points.

Enter these in Excel, add your PBs for all 10 events, and you’d be surpirse how little it is!

I don’t think I would be surprised at how little it is…no, that was NOT my wife saying that to me on our wedding night.

Thanks fjlee, for the link. Is there anything out there which does not require excel? I’m not a techno doink. Can’t do complex stuff on computer…I’m a pencil and paper guy. My first calculator was big enough to be registered by the department of motor vehicles.

here’s one:http://www.zehnkampf.net/

2: http://www.sci.fi/~mapyy/decathlon.html

jimboUKdec,

thanks for the great links…the scifi site says that the current WR in the discus is better than a 9.00 100 meters…curious.

Hypothetical ALL WR DECA…12487 points!!!:o

I have an excel spreadsheet which has the formulas for Dec and hep.

I will email it people if they want it next friday.

But here is dec stuff

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a b c
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1500 0.03768 480.00 1.85

100m 25.4347 18.00 1.81

400m 1.53775 82.00 1.81

Discus 12.9100 4.00 1.10

High J 0.84650 75.00 1.42

Hurdles 5.74352 28.50 1.92

Javelin 10.1400 7.00 1.08

Long J 0.14354 220.00 1.40

Pole Vault 0.27970 100.00 1.35

Shot Put 51.3900 1.50 1.05

Formulas for Dec.

Track P = a*(b- Seconds)^c

Jumps P = a*(Centimetres - b)^c

Throws P = a*(metres - b)^c