an athletic contest for women in which each contestant takes part in seven events (100-meter hurdles, shot put, high jump, 200-meter dash, long jump, javelin throw, and 800-meter run)
Origin of heptathlonhept(a)- + (dec)athlon
An athletic contest usually limited to women in which each contestant participates in the following seven track and field events: 200-meter and 800-meter runs, 100-meter hurdles, shot put, javelin throw, high jump, and long jump.
Origin of heptathlonhept(a)- (dec)athlon
hepta- + -athlon