mar·​a·​thon·​er | \ -ˌthä-nər \

Definition of marathoner

: someone (such as a runner) who takes part in a marathon

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marathoning \ -​niŋ \ noun

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Couch surfers and winter movie marathoners will up the chic factor with Chanel’s Rouge Allure Velvet lip color, housed in a crisp red case that looks good with a new set of Olivia von Halle pajamas or, bonus points, a party clutch. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The 9 Best Red Lipsticks of All Time for Christmas and Beyond," 25 Dec. 2018 Why did Ryan Hall suffer such a precipitous decline at an age when most marathoners peak? Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Online, "What The New York Times Got Wrong About Female Runners," 13 June 2018 Watch the video below: Kenyan marathoner Michael Kunyuga pushing himself to his absolute limit. Chris Chavez,, "Watch: Kenyan Marathoner Collapses By Marathon Finish Line, Crawls To Second Place," 10 Apr. 2018 Ethiopian marathoner Gelete Burka always has loved to run. Ken Goe,, "King Cheserek returns to Hayward for tonight's Pre two-mile: Oregon track & field rundown," 25 May 2018 The move was unusual for an elite runner, but iconic marathoner Katherine Switzer said on the WBZ broadcast Flanagan should be able to make up for the time lost because of the slower pace of Monday’s race. Nicole Yang And Andrew Mahoney,, "Why Desiree Linden waited for Shalane Flanagan’s bathroom break," 16 Apr. 2018 Rock ’n’ Roll marathoners should plan on low 30s early, moving toward mid-40s by noon. A. Camden Walker, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Gusty breezes today, a nicer Saturday — and the potential for a winter storm starting late Sunday," 9 Mar. 2018 This room’s packed with locals, bleary-eyed but happy, and carb-loading like marathoners. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "Loud, Crowded, Grease-Stained, and Gloriously Drunk: Where the World Eats After Hours," 8 Oct. 2018 Hasay enters this race as a proven marathoner with her two stellar races. Chris Chavez,, "Previewing the 2018 Boston Marathon: Four Elite Women Vie to End U.S. Drought," 12 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of marathoner

1923, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of marathoner was in 1923

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English Language Learners Definition of marathoner

: a runner who competes in a marathon

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