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An athletic contest first held at the 1912 Olympics in which each participant competes in five events (running, swimming, horseback riding, fencing, and pistol shooting), with the running and shooting events now combined as a single event.
(Athletics (Track & Field)) an athletic contest consisting of five different events: horse riding with jumps, fencing with electric épée, freestyle swimming, pistol shooting, and cross-country running
an athletic contest comprising a freestyle swim, a cross-country run, an equestrian steeplechase, épée fencing, and pistol shooting.