Do you know that Pentathlon has been in the Ancient Olympics since its first inception in 776 BC?
Modern Pentathlon is governed by the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne, commonly known as UIPM. As a flagship of sports, it offers the ultimate test of an athlete’s fitness, courage and skill. The Modern Pentathlon combines 5 events: Pistol shooting; Fencing; Swimming; Horse riding; and Running, which are completed in a day.
To further promote the sport, UIPM board came out with shorter forms of the Modern Pentathlon, namely: Tetrathlon, Triathle, Biathle, and Laser Run. This creates a wonderful pathway for anyone to become the ultimate athlete in the near future.
Time Limit: 1 min per bout
Opponent: All Pentathletes
Bonus: Fencing Bonus Round (Sort by ranking, the last opponent will fence to the top to gain bonus points)
Swimming Pool Layout: 25m/50m Pool
Discipline: Show Jumping
Obstacle: 12 of them and attempt to clear all with at least 1 double and 1 triple
A combination of running and shooting events where the first person who run past the line is the winner. Handicap time will be given according to rank after the first 4 disciplines.
Running Distance: 800m
Shooting Distance: 10m
Shooting Target: 5 times or 50 sec which ever comes first
A QUICK GUIDE TO MODERN PENTATHLON