The Heptathlon is a multi-event in track and field. It is only held at outdoor competitions. It is most commonly known as the women's multievent, although another version of it is used for indoor track in the NCAA track and field season.
The Heptathlon is two day event, like the Decathlon, and has a similar schedule:
- 100 meter hurdles
- high jump
- shot put
- 200 meter dash
- long jump
- 800 meter run
Scoring is done with a complicated system of tables that assign a formula to calculate the point value of the athlete's performance in each event.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) - 7,291 pts.
, Seoul - 9/24/88