What is Modern Pentathlon?

Modern Pentathlon is a multi-discipline sport. Modern pentathlon is the only sport created by the founder of the modern Olympics specifically for its inclusion in the Games.

A day of modern pentathlon begins with fencing, followed by a 200m swim. After that, athletes compete in a showjumping round with a horse selected at random, you never ride your own horse. The finale is a combined run-and-shoot similar to the winter sport of biathlon, in which athletes must run a short course intertwined
with a shooting station.

For those wanting to get started in England, Northern Ireland or Wales, find the appropriate home country or regional contact on the Pentathlon GB website. You do not have to take part in all disciplines to take part in modern pentathlon events. The Modern Pentathlon Association arranges events for just two disciplines, run and swim (biathlon and biathle) through to competitions involving all five disciplines.



Rachael Handley

Development Officer - NW & West Midlands (part-time)

Pentathlon GB

07590 444372



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