Kevin Mayer of France competes in the Men's Decathlon High Jump on Day 12 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Kevin Mayer Photos - 184 of 279 Photos: Athletics - Olympics: Day 12

Kevin Mayer Photos - Kevin Mayer of France competes in the Men's Decathlon High Jump on Day 12 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. - Kevin Mayer Photos - 147 of 242

Roman Sebrle of Czech Republic competes in the men's Pole Vault Decathlon during day six of the 12th IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Olympic Stadium on August 20, 2009 in Berlin, Germany.

Roman Sebrle in 12th IAAF World Athletics Championships - Day Six

Roman Sebrle of Czech Republic competes in the men's Pole Vault Decathlon during day six of the IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Olympic Stadium on August 2009 in Berlin, Germany.

Ashton Eaton in the decathlon javelin at the IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 (1200×800)

Ashton Eaton in the decathlon javelin at the IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 (Getty Images)

Janek Oiglane Photos - Janek Oiglane of Estonia competes in the Men's Decathlon Long Jump during day eight of the 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships London 2017 at The London Stadium on August 11, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. - 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships London 2017 - Day Eight

Janek Oiglane Photos Photos: 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships London 2017 - Day Eight

Janek Oiglane Photos - Janek Oiglane of Estonia competes in the Men's Decathlon Long Jump during day eight of the 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships London 2017 at The London Stadium on August 11, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. - 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships London 2017 - Day Eight

Heptathlon - Jessica Zelinka Pictures 20th Commonwealth Games: Athletics -

Jessica Zelinka in 20th Commonwealth Games: Athletics

Jessica Zelinka of Canada competes in the Women's Heptathlon Long Jump at Hampden Park during day seven of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Darius Draudvila of Lithuania competes during the Men's Decathlon Discus Throw on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 9, 2012 in London, England. -

Darius Draudvila in Olympics Day 13 - Athletics

Darius Draudvila of Lithuania competes during the Men's Decathlon Discus Throw on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 2012 in London, England.

Decathlon

Today I learned that name of the Decathlon company is actually a reference to decathlon. Deca means 10 thlon (like marathon or triathlon).

United States' Ashton Eaton prepares for a decathlon discus throw, during the athletics competitions (1320×1721)

United States' Ashton Eaton prepares for a decathlon discus throw, during the athletics competitions

Rico Freimuth of Germany competes in the Men's Decathlon Long Jump on Day 12 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Rico Freimuth in Athletics - Olympics: Day 12

Rico Freimuth of Germany competes in the Men's Decathlon Long Jump on Day 12 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Pieter Braun of Netherlands competes in the Decathlon Long Jump on day three of the European Athletics U23 Championships at Kadriorg Stadium on July 9, 2015 in Tallinn, Estonia.

Pieter Braun Photos - 46 of 51 Photos: European Athletics U23 Championships - Day Three

Pieter Braun Photos - Pieter Braun of Netherlands competes in the Decathlon Long Jump on day three of the European Athletics Championships at Kadriorg Stadium on July 2015 in Tallinn, Estonia. - Pieter Braun Photos - 46 of 51

Rico Freimuth of Germany competes in the Men's Decathlon High Jump during day one of the 22nd European Athletics Championships at Stadium Letzigrund on August 12, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland.

Rico Freimuth in 22nd European Athletics Championships: Day 1

Rico Freimuth of Germany competes in the Men's Decathlon High Jump during day one of the European Athletics Championships at Stadium Letzigrund on August 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland.

ATHLETICS-OLY-2016-RIO

ATHLETICS-OLY-2016-RIO

Thomas van der Plaetsen of Belgium competes in the Men's Decathlon Long Jump during Day One of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 10, 2013 in Moscow, Russia.

Thomas van der Plaetsen in 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 - Day One

Thomas van der Plaetsen of Belgium competes in the Men's Decathlon Long Jump during Day One of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 10, 2013 in Moscow, Russia.

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