Definition of heptathlon
: a 7-event athletic contest; specifically : a composite contest for female athletes that consists of the 100-meter hurdles, the high jump, the shot put, the 200-meter dash, the long jump, the javelin throw, and the 800-meter run
Examples of heptathlon in a Sentence
She won a gold medal in the heptathlon.
Recent Examples of heptathlon from the Web
The heptathlon will be contested Aug. 5-6 in London.
THE COLLEGE TRY Kendell Williams of the University of Georgia captured the heptathlon title and Florida's Eric Futch won the men's 400 hurdles.
Botelho had finished 11th in the heptathlon the last two years and was motivated to return and get the title all season.
Lodge wasn't even thinking about the heptathlon last year.
Hallock has a PR throw in the shot; is in 17th place in the heptathlon after the first day.
Washington State junior Alissa Brooks-Johnson is 12th after four events of the heptathlon at the NCAA championships in Eugene.
Arkansas' Taliyah Brooks will be all-in on the heptathlon at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
This year's Pac-12 combined events did take place in Corvallis, and OSU's Kara Hallock placed second in the heptathlon.
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Origin and Etymology of heptathlon
hept- + -athlon (as in decathlon)
First Known Use: 1977See Words from the same year
HEPTATHLON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of heptathlon for English Language Learners
: an athletic contest for women that consists of seven running, jumping, and throwing events
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