What is Pentathlon?

Pentathlon is a five discipline sport that has the distinction of being the only sport created specifically for the Olympics.  The disciplines are riding, swimming, running, shooting and fencing.

The fencing element of Pentathlon is fought with Epee but unlike the rest of fencing it is done to one hit, yes first hit wins, first blood if you like!  They also have a one minute time limit resulting in a double defeat if neither person scores before the one minute is up.

For more information, visit the Pentathlon GB website.