101: 4 Lessons from one of the oldest Olympic sports

US Pentathletes Nathan Schrimsher and Dennis Bowsher.

The pentathlon has been an Olympic sport for over a century, but chances are most people don’t know much about it. What are the skills a messenger would have needed in wartime? Riding, swimming, running fencing and shooting. It has recently been given a modern upgrade: the guns shoot lasers instead of the original bullets. Joe talks to two of the best American pentathletes to discover what it takes to excel at this intriguing discipline – one on the current Team competing in Rio in a few weeks. Trust us, there are 4 or 5 key lessons that will carry over to whatever challenge you face on the way to your goals.

Lessons:

  1. Run your own race, the race of life.
  2. There is no substitute for the internal motivation to practice EVERY day.
  3. Don’t underestimate the value of wisdom and patience.
  4. Set aside your wins and your losses, focus only on what is in front of you now.

CREDITS

  • Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
  • Host: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra, Col. Tim Nye, Delle & David DeLuca
  • Synopsis – Matt Baatz

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