Pentathletes finish the competition with a run-shoot event referred to as Laser Run. Athletes complete a series of run-shoot combinations, where the distance is determined according to their category, finishing with a final run to the finish.
Total points after the first three events in the competition determines the start order.
The athlete with the most points starts first, with the remaining athletes starting in a staggered order determined by one second intervals for every four point difference.
The first athlete to finish the shoot/run wins the overall pentathlon competition.
Athletes must register 5 laser shots in the centre bullseye within 50 seconds or time out. If an athlete registers 5 laser shots in the bullseye under 50 seconds, they may immediately proceed to the next lap.
Clothing & Equipment
Pentathletes must wear athletic clothing with their name and country code clearly visible on the reverse side of the top
Pentathletes must compete with athletics shoes, with or without spikes
Targets may be precision targets or Hit and Miss targets
500 Modern Pentathlon points are awarded for obtaining the following times ±1 point for each second faster or slower.
The points table for the combined event of the modern pentathlon can be found in the rules and regulations section.
Complete rules for Pentathlon are available on the Union International de Pentathlon Moderne Website.