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modern pentathlon

an athletic contest comprising five different events, a 300-meter freestyle swim, a 4000-meter cross-country run, a 5000-meter equestrian steeplechase, épée fencing, and pistol target-shooting at 25 meters, the winner being the contestant with the highest total score.
Also called military pentathlon, pentathlon.
Origin of modern pentathlon
1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for modern-pentathlon

modern pentathlon

an athletic contest consisting of five different events: horse riding with jumps, fencing with electric épée, freestyle swimming, pistol shooting, and cross-country running
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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