INFOGRAPHIC: Modern Pentathlon History

February 6, 2017

It may be called ‘modern’ but the event  is more than a century old! Introduced at the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm, the first Modern Pentathlon event only had one US Olympian, the future Gen. George S. Patton.

Since that first year, athletes have trained hard to become masters of Modern Pentathlon, competing in numerous competitions, from the World Cup events to the Olympic Games.

Walk with us through the history of Modern Pentathlon, from its origins at the 1912 Olympics to its arrival here at Fairplex:

To learn more about Modern Pentathlon, including the World Cup event here at Fairplex, visit us at

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