mar·​a·​thon·​er | \ ˈmer-ə-ˌthä-nər How to pronounce marathoner (audio) , ˈma-rə- \

Definition of marathoner

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

Other Words from marathoner

marathoning \ ˈmer-​ə-​ˌthä-​niŋ How to pronounce marathoner (audio) , ˈma-​rə-​ \ noun

Examples of marathoner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kenyan marathoner Peres Jepchirchir has had a pretty good year. Laine Higgins, WSJ, 10 June 2022 Veteran handcyclist Alicia Dana of Putney, Vermont, was first across the finish line, and Sergio Reyes, 40, followed as the first marathoner to complete the course. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 1 June 2022 Eliud Kipchoge, the greatest marathoner in history, does not race very often. Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Online, 12 Mar. 2022 The marathoner was found unconscious, lying on the pavement, having collapsed after crossing the finish line just before 9 a.m. in Brooklyn's Brighton Beach neighborhood, an NYPD detective said. Alexandra Meeks, CNN, 23 May 2022 The Hanger team in California had fit orthotics for a cyclist and kayaker who both went on to win medals at the 2016 Paralympics in Brazil and customized a brace for a marathoner with multiple sclerosis who raced in seven continents. Julie Watson, USA TODAY, 14 May 2022 Eliud Kipchoge, the world’s greatest marathoner, says pain is nothing more than a mind-set. New York Times, 6 Mar. 2022 Heuisler, a sub-three-hour marathoner who once developed a running-concierge program for Westin Hotels, was hired to help develop and execute the program. Brian Metzler, Outside Online, 2 Mar. 2022 After progressing to a world-class half marathoner, Jepchirchir has ascended the next step while becoming a runner to beat in the World Marathon circuit. John Conceison, USA TODAY, 15 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of marathoner

1923, in the meaning defined above

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“Marathoner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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