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    08-24-2019, 04:39 PM
    Well if there is a 400 mH or a 3000 M steeplechase in the decathlon, it would be 5 races, 3 throws, and 2 jumps. It would tip the balance in favor...
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    08-24-2019, 11:14 AM
    Does that send a message that the women are less able to do the pole vault than men, at least in multi-events? I know the answer should be no since...
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    08-24-2019, 12:41 AM
    Which begs the question. Will the men's decathlon replace the pole vault with something else? If not, we will not have a really equal multi-events,...
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    08-23-2019, 11:32 PM
    In all honesty I don't know for sure if the barriers to pole vaulting for girls and women are greater than for any other track-and-field events. I...
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    08-23-2019, 04:28 PM
    My point is that the mostly male administrators and coaches don't seem willing to let girls and women even try to pole vault and just reserve it for...
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    08-21-2019, 12:42 AM
    I will say that most, if not all, of the respondents of this thread would like to see women's decathlon be contested as much as possible. Some, like...
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    08-21-2019, 12:05 AM
    So in other words since women did not have decathlon in the past, they are stuck with the heptathlon as their "gender appropriate "multi-event. You...
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    08-21-2019, 12:00 AM
    I do agree with you in that there should be more access to the pole vault for women and girls, and also for men and boys that don't have access to...
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    08-20-2019, 10:44 PM
    In regards to why I am complaining about the current situation is (1) the multi-events aren't equal for men and women on the face of it (7 events for...
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    08-20-2019, 05:31 PM
    I do think that the heptathlon should be replaced by the decathlon, preferably by the 2028 Olympics. If you are right about the timing the governing...
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    08-20-2019, 02:19 PM
    What are the other women afraid of? Having to do extra events? Well, they must not really be for equality for women in track and field then.
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    08-19-2019, 12:30 PM
    I recently e-mailed the IAAF about introducing a resolution to have the women's decathlon introduced at the 2027 World Championships and the 2028...
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