speaking of decathletes, I noticed that their times and distances are always a bit slower or shorter than the athletes who participate in less events. I was wondering what people thought caused this-
1. they aren't capable of those speeds, etc., no matter how hard they train they can't do better than the world class athletes at the individual sports.
2. their training in so many different things takes Time that they could use for an individual sport.
3. their training in throwing limits their running/jumping and vice versa.
Hope this is still on topic-(I don't know of any decathletes or their training methods)