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How a woman punching a horse changed an Olympic sport

Since its creation more than a century ago, modern pentathlon has always required its champions to be great at five things: running, swimming, shooting, fencing and horseback riding.

But now one of the points of the pentagon is changing: Horseback riding will be replaced by obstacle course racing, the sport’s international federation announced Monday. The decision was prompted in part because of animal welfare (and public relations) concerns, but not every athlete is enthusiastic about the change.

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Article written by: Victor Mather

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