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Updated: 11/17/2013 07:57:09PM

Sarasota makes bid for Pentathlon finals

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By SCOTT LOCKWOOD

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SARASOTA COUNTY — The county is looking to add another jewel to its growing list of international sporting events with a bid to host the Olympic Pentathlon World Cup events over a three-year period beginning next year.

The modern pentathlon is an Olympic sport that consists of five different events: 200-meter indoor swimming, fencing, equestrian show jumping and a combined final event of pistol shooting and a 3,200-meter (2-mile) cross-country run.

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