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Roman Sebrle! - the man is a living legend. Some of us saw him in Götzis in 2001 when he was the first man on the planet to smash the 9000 barrier. Ever since in one way or another his presence threw a shadow on the other athletes. The New York Times chose him in 2008 when there was a discussion about “who to send to intergalactic games” if that would have been possible! “A panel of five sports scientists and exercise physiologists was given a list drawn up by the Journal of 79 male athletes.

Candidates had to be active in their sport and among the all-time best …The judges graded athletes on speed, reflexes, stamina, coordination, as well as power, strength and size.”” The finalists, they said, exhibited a wide range of athletic skill in highly competitive environments.” First was Roman Sebrle followed by LeBron James. “Mr. Sebrle could jump over Shaquille O'Neal and throw a 16-pound ball the length of a 53-foot (16 meters) yacht. From a running start, he could leap over a two-lane highway”. The judges said “Mr. Sebrle has ideal size.” The final category “examined success,  records held and victories, as well as competitive-ness, based on the sport's popularity.” Ashton Eaton broke his world record  and is and will be an exceptional decathlete, there’s no doubt about that, but what are a few things that makes Roman Sebrle so special? Let us have a look at some of his unofficial world records(*). Or can we call them official?

Decathlon Barriers per 100 points over 7900:

9000 or more

Roman Sebrle

Ashton Eaton

 

8900 or more

Tomas Dvorak

Roman Sebrle

Ashton Eaton

8800  or more

Roman Sebrle

Dan O’Brien

Tomas Dvorak

8700 or more

Dan O’Brien

Roman Sebrle

Tomas Dvorak

 

8600 or more

Roman Sebrle

Dan O’Brien

Tomas Dvorak

Erki Nool

8500 or more

Roman Sebrle

Tomas Dvorak

Dan O’Brien

Erki Nool

 

 

1*

1*

 

 

3

1

1

 

6*

5

4

 

10

8

7

 

 

13*

12

9

9

 

 20*

14

12

12

 

8400 or more

Roman Sebrle

Tomas Dvorak

Erki Nool

8300 or more

Roman Sebrle

Tomas Dvorak

Erki Nool

8200 or more

Roman Sebrle

Tomas Dvorak

Erki Nool

8100 or more

Roman Sebrle

Christian Plaziat

Tomas Dvorak

Erki Nool

8000 or more

Roman Sebrle

Tomas Dvorak

Christian Plaziat

 

7900 or more

Roman Sebrle

Tomas Dvorak

Christian Plaziat

Romain Barras

 

23*

17

17

 

 30*

21

21

 

 37*

26

26

 

42*

30

27

27

 

49*

35

34

 

 

50*

40

37

37

10 WR’s (*)

Heptathlon Barriers per 100 points over 5700:

6600 or more

Ashton Eaton

6500 or more

Ashton Eaton

6400 or more

Ashton Eaton

Roman Sebrle

Dan O’Brien

Tomas Dvorak

Christian Plaziat

Sebastian Chmara

Lev Lobodin

6300 or more

Roman Sebrle

Ashton Eaton

Sebastian Chmara

Tomas Dvorak

Erki Nool

Bryan Clay

6200 or more

Roman Sebrle

Christian Plaziat

Lev Lobodin

Andrei Krauchanka

 

1

 

2

 

3

2

1

1

1

1

1

 

5*

3

2

2

2

2

 

11*

6

5

5

6100 or more

Roman Sebrle

Lev Lobodin

Christian Plaziat

6000 or more

Roman Sebrle

Lev Lobodin

Erki Nool

5900 or more

Roman Sebrle

Erki Nool

Jon A. Magnusson

Lev Lobodin

5800 or more

Roman Sebrle

Erki Nool

Jon A. Magnusson

Lev Lobodin

5700 or more

Roman Sebrle

Erki Nool

Jon A. Magnusson

 

19*

10

8

 

22*

13

13

 

22*

18

15

15

 

28*

21

17

15

 

29*

22

18

7 WR’s (*)

Averages

For 10 best decathlons:

Roman Sebrle

Dan O’Brien

Tomas Dvorak

8799.9*

8780.1

8779.4

For 20 best decathlons:

Roman Sebrle

Tomas Dvorak

Erki Nool

8679.9*

8620.5

8553.5

For 30 best decathlons:

Roman Sebrle

Tomas Dvorak

Erki Nool

8575.2*

8474.1

8433.4

For 40 best decathlons

Roman Sebrle

Tomas Dvorak

Erki Nool

8484     *

8353.2

8223.9

For 50 best decathlons: Roman Sebrle  8401.1*

For 10 best heptathlons:

Roman Sebrle

Lev Lobodin

Christian Plaziat

6316.3  *

6215.8

6206.2

For 20 best heptathlons: Roman Sebrle  6233.3 *

Averages decathlon and heptathlon: 7 WR’s (*)

Age records

An absolute age record means that no one older has achieved a better result for ages above the world record age (and no one younger has achieved a better result for ages below the world record age).

In Decathlon:

Name

Ashton Eaton

Roman Sebrle

Tomas Dvorak

Tomas Dvorak

Roman Sebrle

Dan O’Brien

Erki Nool

Dan O’Brien

Roman Sebrle

Roman Sebrle

Tom Pappas

G. Kratschmer

Lev Lobodin

Roman Sebrle

Roman Sebrle

Kip Janvrin

Roman Sebrle

Roman Sebrle

Years/months/days

 24   05   02

26   06   01*

27   01   23

29   02   27

29   08   29*

30   00   14

31   01   13

32   00   02

32   06   25*

32   09   06*

32   11   03

33   04   15

33   05   21

34   06   05*

34   08   25*

35   11   14

36   08   03*

37   06   15*

Performance/date

 9039

9026    27 05 01

8994

8902

8893    24 08 04

8824

8815

8755

8697    20 06 07

8676    01 09 07

8569

8519

8356

8348    31 05 09

8266    20 08 09

8241

8109    29 07 11

8097    10 06 12

In Heptathlon:

 

Ashton Eaton

Dan O’Brien

Roman Sebrle

Lev Lobodin

Lev Lobodin

Lev Lobodin

Roman Sebrle

Roman Sebrle

Years/months/days

24  01  18

26  07  24

29  03  09*

33  10  07

33  11  15

34  11  06

36  03  08*

37  02  17*

 

6645

6476

6438     07 03 04

6412

6297

6203

6178    06 03 11

6105    12 02 12

11 WR’s in decathlon and heptathlon.

For the combination jumps – throws, Roman Sebrle has the best total ever in a decathlon:

 

Roman Sebrle  *

Bryan Clay

Tomas Dvorak

Points for jumps/throws

5459

5431

5415

Decathlon

8893

8791

8994

Year

2004

2008

1999

1 WR.

Lesser known pb’s are:

100 yards: 10.37

200 m: 21.74 0.0wind

300 m: 35.12

50 m hurdles: 6.79 indoor

Indoor pentathlon:  4388 (45 minutes)

100 minutes decathlon:  7989

In training he threw exactly 50 meters in the discus.

Bench Press: 145 kg

Doing his pb in the 1000 meters in Lissabon he ran intermediate times of 1. 33.59 for the 600m and 2. 06.75 for the 800 meters.

I wish Roman success in his attempt in London to do 8000 points for the 50th time

Feel free to correct.

Comments (2)

pisk wrote on Aug 06, 2012
Difficult to discuss with this so high level, but in my opinion to be undfeated for so many years as o'brien in nineties or thompson in eighties is much more difficult than accumulating more than 8000 decathlons as sebrle
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eierluke wrote on Aug 07, 2012
Sebrle is (by far) not the most physically gifted athlete (Eaton, Busemann, O'Brien, Thompson, Hingsen, Rafer Johnson, Morris, Thorpe just to name a few).
But in regard of focus and long term durability on the highest level he is the ultimate benchmark. Very few in the history of decathlon were even close; Dvorak and Jenner come in mind, though especially Jenners career has been way shorter.
Sebrle = unbreakable (the ultimate opposite of Busemann, who btw is about the same age and who most experts expected to take over when O'Brien retired).
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