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

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But despite the fact that Anderson had wrapped London's historic race 32 seconds faster than the previous titleholder, Guinness World Records ultimately denied Anderson the title—and discounted the marathoner's attempt altogether. Jennifer Lance, Glamour, "A Nurse Was Denied a Marathon World Record—Because She Was Wearing Pants," 5 May 2019 In March, the Olympics announced new qualifying standards for marathoners. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "How Sarah Sellers Went From Surprise Podium Finisher at the Boston Marathon to Pro Athlete," 8 Apr. 2019 Any marathoner knows that a good pair of shoes can give you an edge. Globe Staff,, "An early Pence ally wants to build Rasky’s national lobbying practice," 16 Apr. 2018 Female marathoners are actually better served by a system that treats men and women differently. Shira Springer,, "Boston Marathon’s elite women’s start could use some tweaks," 6 May 2018 But last May, Eliud Kipchoge, a 2016 Olympic gold medalist marathoner from Kenya, ran 2:00:25 — just one second per mile off the necessary pace. Teal Burrell, Discover Magazine, "Human Speed," 15 June 2018 Couch surfers and winter movie marathoners will up the chic factor with Chanel’s Rouge Allure Velvet lip color, housed in a crisp red case that looks good with a new set of Olivia von Halle pajamas or, bonus points, a party clutch. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The 9 Best Red Lipsticks of All Time for Christmas and Beyond," 25 Dec. 2018 Why did Ryan Hall suffer such a precipitous decline at an age when most marathoners peak? Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Online, "What The New York Times Got Wrong About Female Runners," 13 June 2018 Watch the video below: Kenyan marathoner Michael Kunyuga pushing himself to his absolute limit. Chris Chavez,, "Watch: Kenyan Marathoner Collapses By Marathon Finish Line, Crawls To Second Place," 10 Apr. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of marathoner

: a runner who competes in a marathon

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