THE COMBINED EVENT: (Running & Shooting)
In 2008, the Guatemala UIPM Congress passed a motion to change the competition format of the Modern Pentathlon to combine the shoot and run disciplines. This is now known as the “combined event” and is the final event of the day’s competition. In the individual competition for men and women at Senior, Junior and Youth A levels, athletes start with a handicap start, run approx. 20m to a shooting range where they are required to hit 5 targets on a time limit 1’10, with unlimited numbers of shoot, before beginning a 1000m run. This is repeated two further times for a total of 15 targets down and 3000m run. Two thousand (2000) Pentathlon points are awarded for a time of 12.30 minutes. Each second faster or slower than the prescribed time is worth +/-4 points. Within the combined event the shooting takes place with any 4.5mm caliber compressed or CO2 single shot air pistol, Or Laser Pistols fired at a target from a distance of 10 meters. The Shooting competition is in 3 series; each series consists of hitting 5 targets with an unlimited number of shots in a maximum time of 1’10” on a target of dimension 59.5mm. If after 1’10” one or more targets have not been hit, the pentathlete can start on the running leg without being penalized. After the first leg, the pentathletes return to their shooting stations, and then start the second shooting series that consists of hitting 5 targets using a unlimited number of shots in the time limit of 1’10”, after that run the second 1000 meters leg, the pentathlete repeats the same procedure for the third shooting series and the third and final running leg of 1000m before to cross the finish line. The combined event uses electronic or laser targets which consist of one black single aim, and 5 green/red lamps indicators.
Charlotte Rifle & Pistol Club – Proud Supporter of the Combined Discipline for Modern Pentathlon World Cup #1
About the Charlotte Rifle & Pistol Club
The purpose of CRPC shall be the encouragement of organized pistol, rifle and shotgun shooting among residents of the US with a view toward a better knowledge on the part of such residents of the safe handling and proper care of firearms, as well as improvement of marksmanship. It shall be a further object and purpose to forward the development of those characteristics of honesty, good fellowship, self-discipline, team play and self-reliance, which are the essentials of good sportsmanship and the foundation of true patriotism.
Thanks to Jimmy Ashley with the Charlotte Rifle & Pistol Club for his expertise, resources and manpower to make the Combined Discipline successful.
About USA Track & Field North Carolina
USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world's oldest organized sports, the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the #1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States.
Thank you to Tom Deming with USA Track & Field North Carolina for his expertise, resources and manpower to make the Combined Discipline a success.