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English definition of “pentathlon”


noun [C]     /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 . → Compare biathlon, decathlon, heptathlonAthletics
(Definition of pentathlon noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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