modern pentathlon

noun
: a 5-event athletic contest; specifically : a composite contest that consists of the 300-meter freestyle swim, the 4000-meter cross-country run, the 5000-meter 30-jump steeplechase, fencing with the épée, and target shooting at 25 meters

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