modern pentathlon

noun
Updated on: 3 Apr 2018

Definition of modern pentathlon

: a composite contest in which all contestants compete in a 300-meter freestyle swim, a 4000-meter cross-country run, a 5000-meter 30-jump equestrian steeplechase, épée fencing, and target shooting at 25 meters

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circa 1912

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