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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pentathlon \Pen*tath"lon\, noun [NL., fr. Gr. ?; ? five + ? a contest.] (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. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

pentathlon

noun

1: an athletic contest consisting of five different events


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