Examples of marathon in a Sentence
We watched a marathon of our favorite movies.
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Maslany plays his girlfriend, Erin Hurley, who ran the marathon that day.
Over 50,000 people are expected to participate in the race and over 2 million are expected to watch the marathon, which sends runners through all five boroughs.
In 2015, a runner died, after finishing the half marathon and collapsing.
Maybe a handler wanting to help out an animal that had just completed an ultra-marathon?
Because completing a marathon isn’t difficult enough, people have come up with a variety of ways to make the 26.2 mile race even more uncomfortable: running while wearing a three-piece-suit, while free-bleeding, while dressed as a giant hot dog.
Eyeko's Sport Waterproof Mascara has won a Best of Beauty Award and one of our digital editors even wore it during a half marathon.
An avid runner, Miner completed a half-marathon last weekend in New Jersey.
Get Up, Stand Up Most of the Series 3 hardware changes apply more to everyday users than marathon runners, but the new Watch OS software is practically all fitness.
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Origin and Etymology of marathon
First Known Use: 1896See Words from the same year
MARATHON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of marathon for English Language Learners
: a running race that is about 26 miles (42 kilometers) long
: something (such as an event or activity) that lasts an extremely long time or that requires great effort
: a contest in which people compete with each other to see who can do something for the longest amount of time
MARATHON Defined for Kids
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