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Pentathlon   Listen
noun
Pentathlon  n.  (Gr. Antiq.)
1.
A fivefold athletic performance peculiar to the great national games of the Greeks, including leaping, foot racing, wrestling, throwing the discus, and throwing the spear.
2.
In the modern Olympic Games, a composite contest made up of a running broad jump, throwing the javelin, a 200-meter run, throwing the discus, and a 1500-meter run.






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"Pentathlon" Quotes from Famous Books



... word primarily means an all-round athlete, a winner in all five of the sports constituting the πενταθλον {pentathlon}, namely jumping, discus-throwing, running, ...
— The Legacy of Greece • Various



Words linked to "Pentathlon" :   athletic contest



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