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Welcome to the Armchair Decathlon

In the spirit of the most grueling Olympic event, we offer an alternative test for couch potatoes across the globe. Story

Updated: August 21, 2008, 4:55 PM ET
By Mike Philbrick | Page 2

Two days. Ten events. No cigarette breaks. A one-man track n' field-oplooza, the Olympic decathlon has long bestowed the title of "world's greatest athlete" upon its winner.

But is really worth the trouble? Or even relevant to modern life?

Think about it: competitors are outdoors. They're standing up. They have to wear (and look good in) a tank top.

For that matter, consider some of the events. 100-meter dash? Too much chance of rupturing an Achilles. 400-meter dash? Odds are ...

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