IAUM means the International Association for Ultra Multievents.
It is the international governing body for Ultra Multievents in track and field. It was founded in 2003 during the 14th world championships of Sankt Pölten (Austria) and his headquarter is located in the city of Espoo, in Finland.
In accordance with the point 3 of the Constitution, the IAUM is to organize, administrate and develop Ultra Multievents competitions and rules for them. It choose the organizers of the world championships and of the world cup meetings. It is to keep records of the world and the national records as well of the records of the continents and to promote knowledge and interest about Ultra Multievents throughout the whole world.
Since 1981 to 2012, IAUM has been represented by athletes coming from 29 different nationalities : Australia ; Austria ; Belgium ; Canada ; Cameroon ; Czech Republic ; Denmark ; Estonia ; Finland ; France ; Germany ; Great Britain ; Ireland ; Italy ; Japan ; Lithuania ; Netherlands ; New Zealand ; Norway ; Poland ; Russia ; Senegal ; South Africa ; Spain ; Sweden ; Switzerland ; Togo ; Turkey ; United States of America.
The mains Ultra Multievents are the Icosathlon for men and the Tetradecathlon for women.
By principle, each event is scored according to the IAAF scoring tables and special IAUM points tables (Scoring Tables). At the conclusion of each Ultra Multievents, the competitor with the highest point total is declared the winner.
Icosathlon (20 events)
The Icosathlon is an Ultra Multievents competition consisting of 20 events contested over two days. There is an extra rule, that each day should contain a pause of one hour. Mostly the competition is held over two days, but one-day Icosathlon also exists.
The men's world record for the Icosathlon of 14'571 points is held by Joseph Detmer (USA). The inofficial women's world record of 11'091 points is held by Kelly Rodmell (GBR).
|DAY 1||DAY 2|
|1. 100 m||11. 110 m Hurldes|
|2. Long Jump||12. Discus Throw|
|3. 200 m Hurdles||13. 200 m|
|4. Shot Put||14. Pole Vault|
|5. 5 000 m||15. 3 000 m|
|6. 800 m||16. 400 m Hurdles|
|7. High Jump||17. Javelin Throw|
|8. 400 m||18. 1 500 m|
|9. Hammer Throw||19. Triple Jump|
|10. 3 000 m Steeplechase||20. 10 000 m|
Tetradecathlon (14 events)
The women practice 14 events contested over two days. They can still practice an inofficial Icosathlon with events in a different order (see : Regulations).
The women's world record for the Tetradecathlon of 10'798 points is held by Milla Kelo (FIN).
|DAY 1||DAY 2|
|1. 100 m Hurdles||7. 100 m|
|2. High Jump||8. Long Jump|
|3. 1 500 m||9. 400 m|
|4. 400 m Hurdles||10. Javelin Throw|
|5. Shot Put||11. 800 m|
|6. 200 m||12. 200 m Hurdles|
|13. Discus Throw|
|14. 3 000 m|
Tetradecathlon (14 events indoor)
There is also an indoor competition consisting of 14 events contested over two days. The one-day Tetradecathlon is also organized and the events are the same for men and women.
Indoor, the world records are held by Marnix Engels (NED) with 8'421 points and by Jenni Molloy (GBR) with 6'485 points.
|DAY 1||DAY 2|
|1. 60 m||8. 60 m Hurdles|
|2. Long Jump||9. Pole Vault|
|3. 800 m||10. 1 500 m|
|4. Shot Put||11. Weight Throw|
|5. 400 m||12. 200 m|
|6. High Jump||13. Triple Jump|
|7. 3 000 m||14. 5 000 m|