Modern Pentathlon vs Triathlon???

Modern Pentathlon vs Triathlon???

Post by JJS » Tue, 22 Nov 1994 04:45:33

 I'm just visiting from rec.sport.triathlon and I  have a  question.

The modern pentathlon/triathlon issue keeps coming up in my Olympic
discussions.
I know several top US pro and age-group triathletes have been involved in
modern pentathlon, notably Joy Hansen and  Sharon Sander (1993 Amateur
World Duathlon Champ (ITU).  
Also, Britain's Sara Cox, apparently a world-class modern pentathlete, is
now training for triathlon in  San Diego.
Last year, Sander wrote a flaming letter to International Triathlon Union
President Les McDonald  (I think published in Inside Triathlon) about some
of his derogatory statements about modern pentathlon.

I'm confused, is there some kind of IOC politics or a conflict between
these two sports?