"Modern Pentathlon" Top 5 Page for this destination Olympics 2004 Tip by Lilasel

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A young French cavalry officer of the 19th century was sent on horseback to deliver a message. He rode across the uneven terrain, through enemy lines, and was confronted by a soldier with his sword drawn. Challenged to a duel, the officer won, only to have his horse shot out from under him by another enemy soldier. After felling that soldier with a single shot, the officer ran on, swam across a raging river, and then finally he delivered the message. So, legend has it, was born the modern pentathlon...

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  • Written Nov 6, 2004
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