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Re: Comparing decathletes of different eras
Posted: Dec 02, 2010
why compare? training is different, nutrition is different, back in the day, athletes only trained part time part of the year! only compare decathletes to the standard of their day. and how would you judge? scoring tables are arbritrary! a percentage of the world record at that time is the only logical answere. see past discussion of this topic on this site. as far as im concerned, thorpe was the best ever. as per modern times, see a post here that jenner had the best percentage vs world record. an argument could be made for any number of people. choose your own criteria. scott
Re: Redefining the decathlon scoring method
Posted: June 23, 2010
it would appear that we are going to see just how many ways there are to bend the system instead of just using the percentage system that has been advocated elsewhere in this post.
Re: Redefining the decathlon scoring method
Posted: May 22, 2010
JESSICA, PHIL already did the math. all a decathlete has to do is beat JENNERs marks by a percentage most of the time.