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

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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 Naperville marathoner Marisa Hird helps outfit DWRunning through her capacity as store manager of the Naperville Running Company. Matt Le Cren,, "‘A leap of faith’: Naperville North graduate Dan Walters gives up his gig as a mechanical engineer to coach marathon runners," 19 Feb. 2021 Sooki had been a marathoner, though her best event was a 10K trail run. Ann Patchett, Harper's Magazine, "These Precious Days," 5 Jan. 2021 For her wintry spin on post-workout fuel, professional marathoner Stephanie Rothstein Bruce, who is based in Flagstaff, Arizona, keeps the temperature of her beverage cold but adds festive flavorings. Becky Wade, Outside Online, "The Best Cold-Weather Protein Drink Recipes," 13 Dec. 2020 Mocha Spice Recovery Drink Canadian Olympic marathoner and registered dietitian Krista DuChene offers a great post-workout solution for busy athletes: a just-add-water drink mix. Becky Wade, Outside Online, "The Best Cold-Weather Protein Drink Recipes," 13 Dec. 2020 Kipchoge though is not only the fastest, most consistent marathoner in history. Jonathan W. Rosen, New York Times, "Eliud Kipchoge Emerges as the Philosopher-King of Running," 2 Oct. 2020 How Olympic marathoner Molly Seidel found a way to run again after battling an eating order. oregonlive, "Oregon Ducks alum Jessica Hull sets her third Australian record of the Diamond League season: Oregon track & field rundown," 26 Sep. 2020 Citius Mag has this podcast with marathoner Jared Ward, who has put his Olympic Trials disappointment behind him to focus on London. oregonlive, "Coronavirus is making a mess of college cross country and indoor seasons: Oregon track & field rundown," 24 Sep. 2020 Notable proteges are Concordia Lutheran’s Alissa McKaig, a 2:32 marathoner who was eighth at the 2012 Olympic Trials, and Northrop miler Brett Tipton, a two-time state champion who ran 800 meters in 1:51. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, "How an orphaned Ethiopian shepherd became one of Indiana's top distance runners," 18 Sep. 2020

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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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2 Mar 2021

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“Marathoner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of marathoner

: a runner who competes in a marathon

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