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Fence

Modern pentathletes fence using an epee, which is a sharp-pointed duelling sword with its end blunted. The target area is the entire body from head to toe.

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Swim

Pentathletes swim 200, 100, or 50 metres depending on their age. Freestyle or front crawl is the stroke of choice because it is the fastest.

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Ride

Equestrian Riding Pentathletes do not ride their own horse in competition. Instead, pentathletes draw a number to determine their horse.

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Run + Shoot

The finale of the pentathlon is the combined run and shoot event. Competitors alternate between shooting at targets with laser pistols and 800 metre runs.

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