The men's heptathlon at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships took place March 9 and 10 at the Ataköy Athletics Arena. 8 athletes from 7 countries participated. American Ashton Eaton won with a world record points total of 6645, breaking his own previous record of 6568.
2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships – Men's heptathlon Wikipedia
Eight (8) athletes will be invited by the IAAF in the Heptathlon and in the Pentathlon as follows:
- the three best athletes from the previous year’s Outdoor Lists (as at 31 December), limited to a maximum of one per country and
- the three best athletes from the Indoor Lists during the year of the Competition
- two athletes which may be invited at the discretion of the IAAF
In total no more than two male and two female athletes from any one Member will be invited. Upon refusals or cancellations, the invitations shall be extended to the next ranked athletes in the same lists respecting the above conditions. Members whose athletes are invited as above will receive additional quota places accordingly