flat race


Definition of flat race

: a race (as for horses) on a level course without obstacles (such as hurdles) — compare steeplechase

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flat racing noun

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McLaughlin was paired with Harrison and others to work on her mechanics while preparing to run flat races like the 100, 200 and 400. Chris Chavez, SI.com, "Inside The Mind of Eldrick Floreal and His Approach to Coaching Sydney McLaughlin," 7 June 2018 The endurance event has gained national recognition among the running community as a fast, flat race with crisp fall temperatures. Stephanie Wang, Indianapolis Star, "10 years in, the best Monumental Marathon stories from the guy who started it," 2 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of flat race

1848, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flat race was in 1848

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to wander slowly or to speak indistinctly

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