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English definition of “pentathlon”

pentathlon

noun [C] uk   /penˈtæθ.lɒn/ us    /-lɑːn/
a sports event in which athletes compete in five different sports: The pentathlon consists of running, swimming, riding, shooting, and fencing. Athletics
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