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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.
Translations of “pentathlon”
in Spanish pentatlón…
in French pentathlon…
in German der Fünfkampf…
in Chinese (Traditional) 現代五項運動,五項全能運動…
in Chinese (Simplified) 现代五项运动,五项全能运动…
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