an athlete who takes part in or trains chiefly for a decathlon.
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How to use decathlete in a sentence
Mesler’s Olympic ambitions began as a high school track and field competitor and then as a decathlete at the University of Florida.
He’s like the decathlete struggling through a 1,500, and you might think he’s lollygagging, saving up his energy for the next sprint stage.Two Very Different Ways of Riding the Tour de France | Alex Hutchinson | March 2, 2021 | Outside Online