Pentathletes finish the competition with a shoot/run combination. Athletes shoot with a 'laser' pistol at targets 10 metres away and then run 800 meters, this series is completed for a total of 4 sets (3200 meters total) finishing with the final run to the finish.
Points are awarded by time. Total points after the first three events in the competition determines the start order. The athlete with the most points starts first, with the remaining athletes starting in a staggered order determined by one second intervals for every four point difference. The first athlete to finish the shoot/run wins the overall pentathlon competition.
Complete rules for Pentathlon are available on the Union International de Pentathlon Moderne Website: