We hope you are all in good health.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we will not organize the 2020 Delft Double Decathlon. It will be the first time since 2002, that we cannot organize the annual event in Delft, except for 2007. Then we moved once to Leiden due to the renovation of the track in Delft.
We hope to welcome you in 2021.
Ger and Otto
2616 LK Delft
For accommodation and other things to do in the beautiful city of Delft you can check out http://www.delft.nl/webEN/. For all information you can always contact the organization at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about the entry forms for the competitors see the ‘competitor’ section on this website.
The double decathlon for the men consists of all events from the traditional decathlon, completed with the ten other track events:
the 3.000 meters, hammer throw, 3.000 meter steeplechase, 400 meter hurdles, 5.000 meters, triple jump, 200 meters, 800 meters, 200 meter hurdles and the 10.000 meters.
For the exact order of these events see the (temporary) time schedule.
The double heptathlon for women is a normal heptathlon, but including the following extra events: 1.500 meters, 400 meter hurdles, 100 meters, 400 meters, 200 meter hurdles, discus throw and the 3.000 meters.
On yearly basis you can find about three or four double multievents, mostly organized in Finland, Great Britain, Estonia or the United States. One of those competitions is the World Championship, which was held in recent years on the IAAF-track in Gateshead (GB, 2004) , Lynchburg (USA, 2005), Bendigo (AUS, 2006), Jyvaskyla (FIN, 2007), Scheessel (GER, 2008), Delft (NED, 2009), Lynchburg (USA, 2010), Lisse (NED, 2011), Turnhout (BEL, 2012), Yeovill (GBR, 2013), Delft (NED, 2018) .The first EC was held in Lodi (ITA, 2014). From this year on European Championship and World Championship will be held every other year.
The men´s world record was set in 2010 in Lynchburg (USA), where the American athlete Joe Detmer established an incredible 14.571 points. The old record was standing since 2002, when Kip Janvrin from the US scored 14.185 points, a world best on those two days of very tough competition. For their specific results I refer to the ´results´-button on the front page of this website. Here you can find all other national and international leading results.
For the competitors the double decathlon and double heptathlon will be an enormous challenge, where experience in the multievent will have to be matched with great stamina and technique. The athlete who will have the greatest power to last and to recover will have the best chance to win the event. All athletes from various countries who are competing that weekend will do everything to break their personal best or even their (own) national records.
The preparations and organization in Delft are in full progress which you can read and see on this website. There will be frequent updates and more information coming on this website every time it’s needed.
The organization will do everything to organize an absolutely attractive and unique sports event for the public, the media and first of all, the competitors.