Sunday, February 14, 2010

A brand new sport

Through the history of competitive sports, there has been a trend for combining events into multi pronged contests: the biathlon, triathlon, pentathlon, and decathlon being fine Olympic examples. I want to take it to the next level: let's combine the combinations. The icosathlon would consist of the following events:
  • Cross country skiing
  • Rifle shooting
  • Ocean swimming
  • Road cycling
  • Road run
  • Epée fencing
  • 200m freestyle swimming
  • Show jumping
  • Pistol shooting
  • Cross country run
  • 100m run
  • Long jump
  • Shot put
  • High jump
  • 400m run
  • 110m hurdles
  • Discus
  • Pole vault
  • Javelin
  • 1500m run

The 1500m would be set up so that the first starter would be the points leader, with a staggered start so that the first finisher wins the event. Or dies. One of those. Given the mix of winter and summer and coastal events, the best location for this would be somewhere with mountains very near the water, such as California.

Anyone up for the challenge?

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