mar·​a·​thon·​er ˈmer-ə-ˌthä-nər How to pronounce marathoner (audio)
: someone (such as a runner) who takes part in a marathon
marathoning noun

Examples of marathoner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Marathon runners will no longer have to share the Cherry Creek bike path with half marathoners because the half marathoners will be on adjacent Speer. John Meyer, The Denver Post, 6 Feb. 2024 Indy marathoner's unlikely, tragic journey to Olympic Trials. The Indianapolis Star, 4 Jan. 2024 Stephen Clevenger, 37, an elite marathoner who lives most of the year in Decatur, Illinois, and moved in December with his wife and two young children to live part-time in the Brickell area, chose to run Miami. Susan Miller Degnan, Miami Herald, 26 Jan. 2024 Evan Kim is a 5-foot-tall tween who wants to be an elementary school teacher — and the fastest 12-year-old marathoner ever. Jenny Gold, Los Angeles Times, 13 Mar. 2024 At the end of the pier, marathoners were lowering themselves into a hole cut out of 8-inch thick ice. Lisa Lucas, Washington Post, 27 Feb. 2024 Athletic experience ranges from a twenty-five time participating marathoner, to a tri-athlete, to someone who had never run recreational before. Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Bethany Sachtleben, a marathoner training with Orta’s Colorado contingent and running her first 5K in several years, was the first woman to cross the finish line (17:10) while Orta’s wife, Hiruni Wijayaratne, was second (17:58). Susan Miller Degnan, Miami Herald, 27 Jan. 2024 Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff Wellesley College students cheered on the marathoners. Globe Staff,, 17 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of marathoner was in 1923

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“Marathoner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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mar·​a·​thon·​er ˈmar-ə-ˌthän-ər How to pronounce marathoner (audio)
: one (as a runner) who takes part in a marathon
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