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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Herron was an elite marathoner who competed in several U.S. Olympic trials before making the switch. David Wharton,, "Ultra running can mean extreme heat, mountain climbs and, oh yeah, look out for those trees," 14 June 2018 Video provided by Newsy Newslook When most people think of extreme athletes — Ironman triathletes, marathoners, and even those who compete in 100-mile ultra marathons — the picture of a very fit, very healthy person comes to mind. Kristen Jordan Shamus, USA TODAY, "Is it possible to exercise too much? Heart expert says yes," 2 May 2018 Starters have become sprinters instead of marathoners. Tom Verducci,, "There Are Too Many Strikeouts in Baseball: Here's How to Fix the Problem," 14 June 2018 Then the urgent care doctor and six-time marathoner who lives in Little Italy headed home, showered, picked up two friends visiting from Germany, and headed to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Don Norcross,, "Local woman will race in marathon a year after paralyzing accident," 31 May 2018 Another marathoner, Wilmington graphics designer Nicolle Renick, was inspired by distance running as a teenager, when her father took her to see the Boston Marathon. Robert Weisman,, "As drug development flounders, people fearing Alzheimer’s embrace lifestyle changes," 24 June 2018 Felix Kemboi, the Great Northwest Athletic Conference's freshman of the year in cross country, clocked 1:12:06 to lead a field of 1,242 half-marathoners. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "Racing in front of his wife and kids for the first time, Kiplagat beats his brother for his 4th Mayor’s Marathon title," 24 June 2018 How did Jordan Hasay, who won the national high school cross-country championships as a freshman(!), somehow manage to avoid the bane of womanhood to become the second fastest U.S. marathoner ever as a 26-year-old? Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Online, "What The New York Times Got Wrong About Female Runners," 13 June 2018 His run earned him congratulations from marathoner Eliud Kipchoge, who covered 26.2 miles in 2:00:25 in Breaking2. Chris Chavez,, "Oregon Student With Cerebral Palsy Completes Eugene Half Marathon," 30 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of marathoner

1923, in the meaning defined above

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: a runner who competes in a marathon

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