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Masters athletes tackle snow and obstacles in Davos (SUI) and Bompas (FRA)


The UIPM Masters community continued its resurgence at the start of 2024 with two competitions followed by a key meeting.

The annual Winter Pentathlon took place in Davos (SUI) from 1-4 February with eight disciplines in total.

Participants took part in Riding and Laser Shooting on the opening evening, followed by Cross-country Skiing, Swimming and Giant Slalom on the first full day, and Fencing, Laser Run and Laser Sprint (skiing) on the second.

There were senior women’s and men’s categories, as well as a youth category, across Winter Pentathlon, Winter Tetrathlon, Pentathlon and Tetrathlon.

A week later, the French Modern Pentathlon Federation (FFPM) held the first-ever Masters competition to involve the new Obstacle discipline in Bompas (FRA).

There were eight obstacles on the course, with five mandatory and the other three optional. Nineteen athletes in age categories stretching from M30 to M60 completed the discipline with no reported injuries.

The following day, the UIPM Masters Working Group held an online meeting – UIPM President Dr Klaus Schormann – to reflect on a successful start to the 2024 season and to discuss targets for the rest of the year, including a discussion about the UIPM 2024 Masters World Championships

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