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4 Lessons From One of the Oldest Olympic Sports On this episode of "Spartan UP!," U.S. pentathletes Nathan Schrimsher and Dennis Bowsher discuss the life lessons to be learned from their unconventional sport.

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The pentathlon may not be the most well-known Olympic sport, but it is easily one of the most daunting. It's based on skills that a messenger would have needed in wartime and involves running, swimming, shooting, fencing and equestrian -- all in one day.

In this episode of the Spartan UP! podcast series, U.S. Pentathletes Nathan Schrimsher and Dennis Bowsher describe the experiences and wisdom they have gained from competing in their sport.

From motivation to discipline to focus, Schrimsher and Bowsher share lessons that transcend athletics that you can apply toward achieving your own goals.

Click play to hear more from the athletes about the logistics of the sport and the upcoming Summer Olympics.

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