Pen*tath"lon (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. &?;; &?; five + &?; a contest.] (Gr. Antiq.)

A fivefold athletic performance peculiar to the great national games of the Greeks, including leaping, foot racing, wrestling, throwing the discus, and throwing the spear.


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Pen*tath"lon (?), n.

In the modern Olympic Games, a composite contest made up of a running broad jump, throwing the javelin, a 200-meter run, throwing the discus, and a 1500-meter run.


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