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ALLAROUND ATHLETIC CHAMPIONSHIP

Source: Outdoor Sports and Games
Category: ONE HUNDRED OUTDOOR GAMES





This contest was instituted in America in 1884 to give athletes an
opportunity to demonstrate their ability in all-around work. The
contest is rapidly becoming the blue ribbon championship event in
America for track athletes. The following ten events are contested
for:

100-yard dash
High jump
Long jump
Vault
Throwing 16-pound hammer
Putting a 16-pound shot
Throwing 56-pound weight
120-yard hurdle race
Half-mile walk
One-mile run

The system of scoring in the All-around Championship is complicated.
Each contestant has his score made up independently. The world's best
amateur record is taken as a basis and 1,000 points are allowed for
it. For example, the best record (amateur) for the 100-yard dash is
9-4/5 seconds and for each 1/5 of a second more than this that the
runner in the All-around Championship contest makes in his trial 42
points are deducted from this score. The same method is used in all
the events. In the ten events the maximum score where the contestant
equalled every world's record would be 10,000 points. The contest was
won in 1909 by the remarkable score of 7,385 points.





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