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Ready, Aim...

... Pentathlon?


Ready, Aim...
Julian Finney / Getty Images
At first glance, it would appear that these Olympic athletes are participating in shooting events. However, while these men are, in fact, pistol shooting, they are competing within the larger sphere of the modern pentathlon. This competition is a strange hodge podge which consists of pistol shooting, epee fencing, swimming, riding and cross country running.

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