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Updated: 06/04/2014 08:54:02AM

Pentathlon finals kick off this weekend

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PHOTO COURTESY OF USA PENTATHLON
The Modern Pentathlon World Cup Final is taking place this weekend in Sarasota County. The modern pentathlon is an Olympic sport that consists of five events. Participants, like members of Women's Team USA shown here, are in their uniform for the events, from left, laser pistol shooting, running, fencing, equestrian horse jumping and indoor swimming.

By SCOTT LOCKWOOD

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For the first time in four decades, the Modern Pentathlon World Cup Final is coming to the United States and will take place this weekend at various venues in Sarasota County.

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

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