De*cath"lon (?), n. [See Deca-;
In the modern Olympic Games, a composite
contest consisting of a 100-meter run, a broad jump, putting the shot,
a running high-jump, a 400-meter run, throwing the discus, a 100-meter
hurdle race, pole vaulting, throwing the javelin, and a 1500-meter
© Webster 1913.