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Modern Pentathlete Marina Carrier on Crossing the Line, Tuesday 25 September

Marina Carrier Eastside

Modern pentathlete Marina Carrier. Image: Britta Campion / The Australian.

Training for the Olympics is arduous at the best of times. Imagine, then, competing in five sports! That’s the task that modern pentathlete Marina Carrier has taken on. The modern pentathlon comprises  running, swimming, show jumping, shooting and fencing. Athletes must run 3200m cross country, interspersed with four legs of laser pistol shooting, swim 200m, ride 15 jumps, and compete in a one-touch épée fencing match. In one day.

Marina currently trains 3-4 sessions a day, 7 days a week. After winning the Australian Modern Pentathlon Championships in 2017, Marina will soon will be vying for 2020 Olympic selection against reigning Olympic Champion and fellow Aussie Chloe Esposito.

With such a hectic schedule, we were thrilled Marina could join us in the studio. She chats to GT about the history of modern pentathlon, how she spreads her energy across the five sports, and how she manages to juggle her degree in medical sciences at University of Sydney with her training.

Missed the live show? Listen to it here.



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