Sport: The Pentathletes

Young Lieut. Patton, a dead-shot rifleman, banged away at the twisting target. He was outraged when the judges told him that he had scored one clean miss. Why just the day before, in a practice round, he had set an unofficial record of 98 out of 100. But Patton might well have been jittery about an upcoming ordeal. During the next four days, against the world's best athletes, he would have to 1) swim 300 meters, 2) fence from sunup to sundown, 3) ride a strange mount over 25 jumps on a rugged 5,000-meter...

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