Rules

  • Points are awarded by time.
  • 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.

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
  • Laser pistol
  • Targets may be precision targets or Hit and Miss targets
  • Athletes must register 5 laser shots in the black within 50 seconds or time out. If an athlete registers 5 laser shots in the black under 50 seconds, they may immediately proceed to the next 800 m run.

Run Skills

  • Stamina
  • Strength
  • Determination

Shoot Skills

  • Concentration
  • Self-control

Scoring

  • 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.
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Complete rules for Pentathlon are available on the Union International de Pentathlon Moderne Website.

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