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 marathoning (audio) , ˈma-​rə-​ \ noun

Examples of marathoner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And people are taking note -- marathoners from all over the world go there to train before major races. Faith Karimi And Idris Mukhtar, CNN, "The reasons why Kenyans always win marathons lie in one region," 6 Nov. 2019 Its purpose was to provide ideal conditions under which the world’s fastest marathoner could make history. Nr Editors, National Review, "The Week," 24 Oct. 2019 Next year marks the 17th anniversary of the annual race, which attracts thousands of marathoners who cross the finish line and prove that #WomenRunTheWorld., "Health and Shape Are Hosting a Women's Half-Marathon! Here’s How to Register," 10 Oct. 2019 Some Koreans bitterly remember — really — that their marathoner had to run with a Japanese flag on his chest at the Berlin Olympics in 1936. George Will, Twin Cities, "George Will: The Korean Peninsula: A dangerous neighborhood," 3 Oct. 2019 That may explain why Repeat (3.5 percent alcohol by volume), Sufferfest’s Kölsch, is as thin as an elite marathoner. Peter Rowe, San Diego Union-Tribune, "How big is San Diego’s craft beer industry? Bigger than Taylor, Kanye, Ed, the Eagles...," 15 Aug. 2019 To be a good marathoner and a good NBA team, the entire race is a sprint. Mike Bianchi,, "Orlando Magic need to treat every night like opening night | Commentary," 23 Oct. 2019 American marathoner Roberta Groner of Montclair, New Jersey, raised her hand to take part in the project. Washington Post, "Competitors swallow transmitters to study heat effects," 4 Oct. 2019 Dalton clocked 1:21:03 and Linden, a two-time Olympic marathoner, finished in 1:22:15. Anchorage Daily News, "Dalton joins Boston Marathon champ on half-marathon podium," 29 Sep. 2019

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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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11 Dec 2019

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“Marathoner.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of marathoner

: a runner who competes in a marathon

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