The modern pentathlon/triathlon issue keeps coming up in my Olympic
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?