Pentathlon GB is the national governing body for the Olympic sport of modern pentathlon. Find out more about the different formats of modern pentathlon, modern biathlon, modern triathlon, modern tetrathlon, biathle and triathle.
Modern pentathlon comprises five diverse sports: swimming, fencing, riding, running and shooting. Each discipline is held separately, apart from the running and shooting, which are held together in a challenging and exciting combined event.
Competitors gain modern pentathlon points across each discipline, resulting in a handicapped start for the combined event. The winner of the competition is simply the first person to cross the finish line.
Modern pentathlon is the only Pentathlon GB sport to be competed at the Olympics.
Modern biathlon involves swimming and running. The modern biathlon series of competitions involves over 5000 athletes each year and is a great starting point for athletes wishing to get involved in an exciting multi-discipline sporting environment.
Modern triathlon involves swimming, running and shooting, with the running and shooting performed as a combined event at national competitions.
Modern tetrathlon involves swimming, fencing, running and shooting, with the running and shooting performed as a combined event.
Biathle involves swimming and running in a continuous run/swim/run format (the swim may be in open water).
Triathle involves shooting, swimming and running in a continuous shoot/swim/run format (the swim may be in open water).
Run-shoot involves a static shoot followed by a combined event of running and shooting.