Sport: TEN TESTS FOR TWO

THE DECATHLON

At the end of the decathlon competition at Munich four years ago, Russian Gold Medalist Nikolai Avilov was still catching his breath when a young man approached him, shook his hand and announced he would take Avilov's crown away from him at the next Olympics. "I took a good look," Avilov recalls. "Just think, a kid who had placed way down the list somewhere [tenth] threatening to beat me."

The threat was justified for the speaker was Bruce Jenner, now U.S. decathlon champion and holder of the world record since August 1975....

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