A heptathlon is a track and field combined events contest made up of seven events.

A heptathlon is a track and field combined events contest made up of seven events.
The name derives from the Greek hepta (seven) and athlon (contest).
A competitor in a heptathlon is referred to as a heptathlete.

The events are:

  1. 100m hurdles
  2. High jump
  3. Shot put
  4. 200m
  5. Long jump
  6. Javelin throw
  7. 800m

The heptathlon is an Olympic event for women, as an alternative to the 10-event men's .