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pentathlon

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pen=tath=lon

CIDE DICTIONARY

pentathlonn. [NL., fr. Gr. ; five + a contest.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

pentathlon, n. an athletic event comprising five different events for each competitor.

Derivative
pentathlete n.
Etymology
Gk f. pente five + athlon contest

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