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Multisport races are competitions where athletes compete in endurance races which have stages which require the athletes to switch from one type of discipline to another. A triathlon involves swimming, cycling, and running; a duathlon is running, cycling, and running again; and a quadrathlon is swimming, kayaking, cycling, and, finally, running. For example, the Ironman triathlon involves the competitors to swim for 2.4 miles, followed by riding 112 miles on a bicycle, and a full marathon of 26.2 miles. The military has three military multisports: the Aeronautical pentathlon, which consists of shooting, fencing, orienteering, basketball skills, an obstacle course, and swimming; the Military pentathlon, which features shooting, an obstacle running course, obstacle swimming throwing projectiles at targets on the ground, and cross-country running; and Naval pentathlon, which are made up of an obstacle course, a life-saving swimming race, a utility swimming race, a seamanship race, and an amphibious cross-country race.



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